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Office of Problem Gambling

Problem gambling awareness toolkit

Let’s all work together against gambling disorder.

The Office of Problem Gambling is dedicated to helping Californians who are suffering from gambling disorder, but we need your help. This toolkit is full of easy-to-share resources to help get information to those who need it. 
Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM)
PGAM is a grassroots campaign held annually in March that includes the participation of the California Department of Public Health's Office of Problem Gambling (OPG), the California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG), and dozens of community organizations, state health agencies, gambling industry representatives, recovery groups, healthcare organizations and providers and others throughout the country. The goal of PGAM is to increase public awareness of problem gambling, and to and provide information about resources for treatment and prevention.

Help us get the word out. Please share the resources and social media messages below with your networks and anyone you feel would benefit from them.

Take a look at our 
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) to learn more about problem gambling.
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If you or someone you care for is suffering from gambling disorder call 1-800-GAMBLER, text SUPPORT to 53342, or visit for no-cost, confidential help 24/7.

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A couple embrases with the words Recovery Happens overlaid. A couple nervously sitting and holding hands with the words Accepting help is OK overlaid.

Someone is playing slot machines with the words Problem gambling is a hidden addiction overlaid. Are you worried about gambling?
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