Per a recent survey by the National Council on Problem Gambling, 77% of Vermont adults gamble at least once a year. One percent more (78%) agree that gambling addiction is similar to substance addiction. More than 11,100 of Vermont’s 461,000 adult residents suffer from problem gambling. This becomes especially shocking when you realize there are no in-state casinos.
Gambling isn’t just an issue in The Green Mountain 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 Problem Gambling Resource Center is a government-funded institution available free to all residents with gambling issues. Vermont defers helpline calls to the NCPG (see below), but for free and confidential help with problem gambling, schedule an appointment with the Howard Center by calling 802-488-6000. THIS IS NOT A HELPLINE. For more info, click here to visit VT’s PGRC website.
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.