Far more Ohioans consider themselves gamblers than not. Per the state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, three out of every four Ohio adults gamble in some form or fashion. Worse yet, nearly 77,000 Ohioans suffer from problem gambling. The rate of problem gamblers in Ohio has more than doubled since 2012.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Buckeye 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 Problem Gambling Network of Ohio exists to help residents with any gambling issues they may have. Call their free and confidential helpline anytime at 800-589-9966 to be connected with a specialist, or click here to visit the PGNO website, which is loaded with 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.