One half of compulsive gamblers are reported to commit crimes. These resources can help prevent this activity.
There are a number of helpful websites you can visit if you have a gambling problem–see the complete list below. You can also attend Gamblers Anonymous® meetings for additional support. Click here to find Gamblers Anonymous® meetings in your area.
National Council on Problem Gambling
Are You Living with a Compulsive Gambler?
Suggestions for the Gam-Anon Newcomer
Did You Grow Up with a Compulsive Gambler?
National Association of Administrators for Disordered Gambling Services
Kansas Prevention Collaborative – Problem Gambling Materials
Methods and Research
There is an abundance of helpful information available outlining current methods and research regarding problem gambling. Please explore:
The mission of Kansas Problem Gambling Community Task Forces is to strengthen the capacity of the community to create and maintain safe, healthy and problem gambling free communities.
Our mission transcends to three distinctive entities:
- Individuals – To help those that struggle with or those that are connected to and concerned for someone with a gambling addiction. This is a place you can turn to for support and help.
- Communities – While some are influenced by problem gambling directly, in reality it is something that affects us all. Everyone that wants to see our communities flourish have a stake in this mission. You can help by collaborating with us as we seek to help others.
- Local Government Agencies – By combining our efforts and resources, we can collaborate and learn from each other what works and does not work in dealing with this issue.
See below to get involved or contact a task force near you:
Northeast Kansas Problem Gambling Taskforce
South Central Kansas Problem Gambling Taskforce
Southeast Kansas Problem Gambling Taskforce