Of all 50 states, only Massachusetts spends more on lottery tickets than Rhode Island. Furthermore, according to GoLocalProv News, the state ranks 15th when it comes to overall money spent on any form of gambling. Sadly, nearly 20,000 Rhode Islanders reported problem gambling in a 2016 survey by the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Ocean 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 Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling exists to help residents with any and all gambling-related issues. Call their free and confidential helpline anytime at 877-942-6253 or visit the RICPG website, loaded with info and 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.