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When Gambling Becomes a Problem – There’s Hope

If you or someone you love is experiencing a gambling-related problem, help and information are available at the 24-hour, toll-free Washington Helpline: call or text 1-855-922-1558.

Pause. Breathe. Connect.

Problem gambling is a complex health issue that often requires treatment, counseling and support. If you cannot walk away when you’ve reached your limit, or if you find yourself pre-occupied with thoughts of gambling or in conflict with others because of your compulsive gambling activity, call or text Washington State’s Problem Gambling Helpline for assistance: 1-855-922-1558. 

You are not alone. Treatment is available and effective. If you are a family member, friend, or employer of a person struggling with gambling problems, help is available for you, too.

Always Play Responsibly

  • Gamble only if it’s fun
  • Set a dollar limit and stick to it
  • Accept losing as part of the game
  • Don’t borrow money to gamble
  • Don’t let gambling interfere with family, friends or work
  • Don’t gamble to pay back losses
  • Don’t gamble as a way to cope with emotional or physical pain

If gambling becomes a source of stress, take a break. STOP playing. If you cannot stop, seek help. Call or text the 24-hour Helpline at 855-922-1558 for assistance in finding help for gambling-related problems.

Signs of Problem Gambling Are Often Overlooked and Not Discussed

Certified Problem Gambling Counselors Tana Russell and Brad Galvin help us understand this growing issue.

How Problem Gambling Uniquely Impacts Different Communities 

In some Asian and Native American communities, gambling is a major aspect of their culture.

How Too Much Gaming Can Negatively Impact Children and Adults

Video games can be an entertaining recreation activity, but for some, they can become addicting.

Behavioral Specialists Use Holistic Approaches To Treat Problem Gambling

Addiction can take on many forms, and whatever outward outlet it may take internally there are many similarities.

Casinos and Lawmakers Providing Resources For Problem Gambling

Casinos are working to provide problem gambling resources to help protect community members from negative consequences.

So-Called “Free” Social Casino Games Can Lure You In, Get You Hooked, and Bleed You Dry

It’s a time-tested axiom of the drug trade: the first one is free; the second will cost you.

Addiction Recovery Coaches Help Create Unique Action Plans Just For You

You don’t have to do it alone! Coaches provide individual support and access to resources that help in the journey to long-term recovery.

Pause. Breathe. Connect.

If you or someone you love is experiencing a gambling-related problem, help and information are available at the 24-hour, toll-free Washington Helpline: call or text 1-855-922-1558. If you’d like to receive additional information or resources, please contact us today.
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Pause. Breathe. Connect.
If you or someone you love is experiencing a gambling-related problem, help and information are available at the 24-hour, toll-free Washington Helpline: call or text 1-855-922-1558.

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This effort to address the impact of Problem Gambling is made possible through the generous support of The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.
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