Get Help for Problem Gambling
While gambling may be a form of entertainment for most people, it is a harmful addiction for others. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection offers a self-exclusion program to help individuals affected by problem gambling distance themselves from gambling. Self-exclusion allows people to voluntarily ban themselves from all forms of gambling in the state.
If you think you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, you may take advantage of these problem gambling resources, which are available in Connecticut:
- Responsible Play CT is a new resource developed in partnership with the Connecticut Council on Problem Gaming, the gambling industry, the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the CT Lottery.
- The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling offers trained Helpline Specialists who connect callers to free, immediate support & treatment options in Connecticut.
- The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
- Problem Gambling Services
- 860.344.2244 or toll-free 866.440.4375
- The National Problem Gambling Helpline is available at 800.522.4700.
- Gamblers Anonymous (www.gamblersanonymous.org) is fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
- Gam-Anon (www.gam-anon.org) is a self-help organization for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers.