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Cleveland 2014


PROBLEM GAMBLING FACTS

  • Of all addictions, problem gambling has the highest rate of suicide.
  • 25% of compulsive gamblers are women.
  • Risk factors go up with schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorder, alcohol or cocaine addiction
  • Youth are 2-3 times more likely than adults to develop a gambling problem
  • 73% of problem gamblers have an alcohol disorder

OTHER RESOURCES

In addition to the experts at Recovery Resources, several other organizations are providing:

  • Ohio Casino Control Commission: The Commission offers a Voluntary Exclusion Program, a chance to ban oneself from all casinos in the state. Click here for more information or call 1-800-589-9966.
  • Gamblers Anonymous: GA provides helps and information for people with gambling problems as well as their family and friends. Click here for a meeting schedule.
  • Ohio For Responsible Gambling: is an initiative aimed at promoting responsible gambling in Ohio. Four State Agencies in Ohio are working together in this effort: The Ohio Lottery Commission (OLC), the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC), the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC), and The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). OhioMHAS serves as the resource partner for the new initiative and the lead agency responsible for prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
  • Ohio Lottery: The Ohio Lottery supports problem gambling efforts throughout Ohio. The Ohio Lottery provides funding to various treatment agencies to address problem gambling.
  • OhioMHAS: The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services serves as the authority expected to address problem and pathological gambling in Ohio.

GETTING HELP

It’s easier to get help for problem gambling than you might think, but acting quickly is critical.

Recovery Resources can help you fight the problem and get your life in the right direction. We can also meet with your group to establish ways to prevent future problems.

LET'S TALK

Call: 216-923-4021
Email: JFiber@recres.org

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TYPES OF GAMBLING

Problem gambling doesn’t just exist at casinos. Other examples include:

  • Bingo
  • Sports betting
  • Online gambling
  • Horse racing
  • Lottery
  • Fantasy football
  • Casual games of poker, pool, etc.

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