The National Council on Problem Gambling
730 11th St, NW, Ste 601
Washington, DC 20001
NCPG State Affiliate and Help for Gamblers
Problem Gambling Resources in Iowa
If gambling is causing a problem in your life, the National Council on Problem Gambling has developed this list as a starting point for those seeking help or information about gambling problems. We encourage you to ask questions, gather information and conduct research on the type of help that is most appropriate for your situation. The information below is intended to be a starting point—it is not a complete list of information or services
Self Help Resources:
Gamblers Anonymous (www.gamblersanonymous.org) is fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
Gam-Anon (www.gam-anon.org) is a self-help organization for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers.
Your First Step to Change Online Workbook (http://basis.typepad.com/basis/selfhelp_tools.html) This guide will help you understand gambling, figure out if you need to change, and decide how to deal with the actual process of change
It is important to note that these screens are not a diagnosis and DO NOT replace a face to face evaluation with a trained clinical professional.
NORC Diagnostic Screen for Gambling Problems. This simple self test will help you to evaluate your gambling behavior.
Problem Gambling Criteria. 10 Questions adapted from the DSM IV criteria.
In addition to the resources listed above, there are many additional resources for problem gamblers throughout the National Council on Problem Gambling site
Links to Affiliates, US and International Resources, Publications and State Problem Gambling Services
Literature Catalog includes both NCPG and other publications.
Real Voices stories of individuals who have been affected by problem gambling, including problem gamblers and their family members, friends, colleagues and employers; treatment providers; advocates; and any others
NCPG does not endorse nor control the content, products or services of other sites linked to or from the NCPG website. The NCPG site is intended to facilitate the dissemination of information to the public about problem and pathological gambling.