March is problem gambling awareness month. The 2017 PGAM theme is “Have the Conversation” and the goals of this national campaign are 1.To increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services. 2. To encourage healthcare providers to screen clients for problem gambling.
PGAM is a grassroots campaign that state affiliate, organizational and individual members; state health agencies; gambling companies; recovery groups and a wide range of healthcare organizations and providers. 2017 is the 13th year for this event. Groups across America hold conferences, air public service announcements, provide counselor trainings, host-screening days, insert payroll flyers, buy billboards and many other activities to provide thousands of hours of volunteer and community service. Calls to the National Helpline Network jump by average of 30% in March, a measurable and meaningful nationwide impact.
The California Office of Problem Gambling awareness campaign is “Make the Change.” The COPG offers confidential helplines that offers live master’s level counselors 24/7. If gambling has become a problem for you or someone you know please call 1-800-426-2537 or text SUPPORT to 53342 to seek free, confidential, 24/7 problem gambling assistance.
The Redding Rancheria’s Win-River Resort & Casino is committed to responsible gaming. The helpline number is 1-800-522-4700.