Per the 2021 Delaware Epidemiological Profile, 51% of in-state eighth-grade students reported having gambled over the past year. That’s an extremely high rate for youth. Furthermore, Delaware was the second US state to legalize sports betting, having done so in 2018. Regardless of age, those who gamble are up to three times more likely to abuse substances.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The First State. It’s an issue nationwide. Nine out of ten Americans have gambled at least once, and 6 out of 10 Americans gamble at least once a year. Around 6% of us report having gambling issues, and around 1% of us report a severe gambling addiction. One percent of the American population is over 3.3 million people. Fortunately, there’s help available to you, at no cost. Let us help you stop problem gambling today.
Gambling Addiction Hotline
This free and anonymous helpline is available 24/7 for anyone in the US to call and receive guidance and resources on problem gambling. Call 844-779-2637 to be connected with a specialist, or click here to visit the hotline’s website which offers more information and multiple external links. The hotline provides support for all forms of addiction and/or crisis. Call today.
The Delaware Council on Gambling Problems offers a wealth of free support for residents suffering from gambling-related issues. Call 888-850-8888 anytime to be connected with a specialist, or text “HELP” to 302-438-8888 from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Click here to visit the website which offers a live chat among other resources.
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has existed to help problem gamblers for fifty years now. It offers a 24/7 helpline for anyone suffering from gambling addiction. Call or text 1-800-522-4700 to reach a specialist, or click here to visit the website which offers a chat feature.