National Gamblers Hotline-- 1-800-522-4700
If you are suicidal and in crisis-- CALL 1-800-273-8255
What is Problem Gambling?
Problem gambling is gambling behavior which causes disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational. The term "Problem Gambling" includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as "Pathological", or "Compulsive" Gambling, a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, "chasing" losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences.
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PGNO SECOND ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE MARCH SPRING CONFERENCE IN COLUMBUS
Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is offering two online classes in early 2012.
One is on countertransference and one is on brain chemistry and gambling with Dr. Jon Grant.
Check out their website for more information.
Ohio Internet Cafes
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The mission of the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is to provide a network of support to problem gamblers, their families and the professionals who assist them while bringing awareness to this issue by
- Providing support to a network of treatment and prevention providers that are dealing with problem and pathological gambling in individuals, families and society.
- Developing resources for the public on the issue of problem gambling by creating and developing training and educational opportunities and programs.
- Cooperating with all other organizations that have similar goals at local, regional, state and national levels.
- Preparing and providing literature both in hard copy and online for individuals and organizations.
- Advocating for research and responsible legislation addressing problem gambling issues.
The Problem Network of Ohio is neither for nor against legalized gambling. Gambling exists as an enjoyable entertainment for many people. Should gambling becomes an issue that impacts an individual’s life with consequences including difficulties with personal and/or work relationships, PGNO seeks to meet its mission statement by providing a network of support to problem gamblers , their families and the professionals who assist them while bringing awareness to this issue.