Problem gambling is the uncontrollable urge to gamble despite negative consequences in a person’s life.
Gambling addiction can contribute to poor mental and physical health, loss of money, and problems with family, friends and co-workers.
1 million California residents suffer from problem gambling.
2006 California Problem Gambling Prevalence Report
There are an estimated 6-8 million problem gamblers in the US.
National Council on Problem Gambling
Signs that a person may have a problem include difficulty controlling his or her gambling, lying to family, friends and others about how much time and money are spent on gambling, and spending a great deal of time thinking about gambling and planning the next opportunity.
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Since the creation of CalGETS in 2009, over 13,000 people with gambling problems have received treatment in the program.
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