In 2016, per the National Council on Problem Gambling, the state of Tennessee was home to more than 113,000 people with gambling problems. Current data puts the number at nearly 156,000 which is an increase of over 38%. Furthermore, the state is home to 35 casinos, and sports betting has been legal since November of 2020.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Volunteer 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 state’s Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services offers the Tennessee REDLINE, which residents can call for any and all addiction-related services, including but not limited to problem gambling. Call 800-889-9789 to reach a specialist directly. You can also visit the state’s problem gambling programs webpage 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.