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IPGAP: Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program

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General Information

Provides resources and information to raise the awareness of problem gambling in Indiana and works to support the treatment and prevention efforts of the state.

The Indiana Council on Problem Gambling strives to generate awareness, promote education, and be an advocate for quality treatment of problem gamblers in the State of Indiana.

The Mission of the National Council on Problem Gambling is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

Prevention

MARCH IS PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH! PGAM is a grassroots campaign that depends on the participation of NCPG state Affiliate, organizational and individual members, state health agencies, gambling companies, recovery groups and a wide range of healthcare organizations and providers.

The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO) seeks to work with all individuals and organizations involved in gaming activities that address problem gambling in Ohio. PGNO believes that success will result from these partnerships.

Mission: To reduce the negative effects of gambling in Lane County communities through coordinating effective prevention strategies.

Help & Treatment

Addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or involving other substances or actions, is a disease that can be effectively treated, allowing individuals and those around them to recover their lives.

The Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech Community College have partnered to create a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aimed at providing financial literacy instruction.

List of state-funded, certified gambling treatment providers throughout the state.

For a complete list of Indiana Gamblers Anonymous meetings

Support for spouse, family, or close friends of the problem gambler.

Blocks access to all Internet gambling sites on the World Wide Web.

Indiana Gaming Commission program allows individual to exclude themselves from all Indiana casinos for one year, five years or life by signing up for this program.

Recovery

News and support for female gamblers in recovery.

Research

The National Center for Responsible Gaming is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding research that helps increase understanding of gambling disorder and youth gambling and find effective methods of treatment for the disorder.

The Worldwide Addiction Gambling Education Report is a research bulletin published by the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling; it is intended to disseminate information about the study of pathological gambling.

The Centre is committed to understanding and addressing youth risk-taking behavior by actively engaging in research, training, service, treatment, prevention, information dissemination, and policy development.

The UCLA Gambling Studies Program (UGSP) is devoted to understanding pathological gambling, its causes, natural history, cultural factors, and the obstacles to successful treatment.