This year, gambling in Michigan has reached an all-time high. Worse yet, problem gambling seems to be favored by the youth. Per the National Council on Problem Gambling, in Michigan, approximately “5% of youth ages 12 to 17 have a gambling problem, and an additional 10% to 14% of youth are also at risk for developing a gambling problem.”
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Great Lake 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.
Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline
The state’s Department of Health and Human Services offers a 24/7 free and confidential gambling helpline for all residents. Call 800-270-7117 to be connected with a professional who can help, or click here to visit the website which has more info and 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.