Per the National Council on Problem Gambling, around 2.2% of Maine residents suffer from a gambling addiction. That’s nearly 25,000 individuals. Furthermore, there is little-to-no funding for problem gambling help in Maine. In fact, the state does not have a department dedicated to helping problem gamblers at all.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Pine Tree 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.
Because the state doesn’t have its own problem gambling help services, residents can instead call 211 or text their zip code to 898211 to speak with a professional about problem gambling. You can also visit the Maine-specific 211 website by clicking here.
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.