According to a study performed by the University of Maryland, about 3.4% of state residents suffer from gambling addictions. This is much higher than the national average, which hovers between 1-2%. A similar study found that 1 in 30 Marylanders report having gambling-related issues. The state’s gambling helpline receives two calls a day on average.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Free 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 Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling offers a free and confidential helpline for all residents in need of help. Call 800-426-2537 or visit the website, which is loaded with resources, 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.