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Get Help for Problem Gambling
Many people find gambling fun and entertaining. But for some, gambling can become a problem, leading to financial trouble, strained relationships with family and friends, job issues and health problems.
Facing a gambling problem can be an overwhelming experience. Many people who get in over their head feel like there is no way out, and even consider desperate measures.
If this is how you feel now, please know that thousands of people have gotten their lives and their finances back on track after an experience with gambling.
There is hope, and there is help. By using this website, you're already taking positive action. And you will find a way to overcome your gambling problem.
Take the next step with one of the problem gambling resources on this page.
Resources for Problem Gamblers
The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline
The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline is a toll-free, confidential, one-on-one helpline that can give you the help and support you need to overcome a gambling addiction. Trained, experienced counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Helpline is available to Michigan residents only.
The mission of the Gambling Treatment Program is to provide comprehensive treatment services to compulsive gamblers and their families.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services funds the Gambling Treatment Program. It is a statewide program for compulsive gamblers and their families. Through this program, individuals needing assistance with problem and/or compulsive gambling can receive a referral to a trained treatment provider for assessment and treatment. Treatment is available for individuals, groups and families.
The program also offers specialized training for treatment providers, and has a Speakers Bureau to aid in educating communities about problem gambling.
Gamblers Anonymous is made up of men and women who have come together to overcome gambling problems. Gamblers Anonymous offers local support groups across the country, problem gambling literature and other valuable resources. Use the Gamblers Anonymous website to find a meeting in your area, or to learn more about problem gambling.
NFCC.org is the website of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. You can learn more about the organization and its credentials on the site. If gambling has made a mess of your finances, this nonprofit organization can help you get on track with counseling, planning tools, and more.
If you have a gambling problem, you can request that the Michigan Gaming Control Board permanently bar you from licensed Detroit casinos. Call 1-888-223-3044 for application information. Visit the website to learn more.