The National Council on Problem Gambling
730 11th St, NW, Ste 601
Washington, DC 20001
National Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Join us for the 1st National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (NPGAM)!
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) is pleased to present the National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (NPGAM) campaign, a grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign. The goal of this campaign is to educate the general public, and health care professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and raise awareness about the help that is available both locally and nationally. The campaign was previously held during the first week of March to coincide with March Madness, one of the most widely bet upon events in the U.S. Now, the campaign takes place during the entire month of March!
NCPG is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. Research finds that 2%-3% of the US population will have a gambling problem in any given year. That’s 6 million to 9 million Americans yet only a small fraction seek out services, such as treatment and self-help recovery programs. There is hope and help for those who suffer from gambling problems.
We hope that you find these free materials useful in promoting awareness of problem gambling. Have ideas for 2014? We'd love you to share them with us!
Please contact Jocelyn Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view available PSA's please visit http://www.youtube.com/npgaweek.
Participants in previous years have included problem gamblers in recovery, state Affiliates, casinos, counseling and treatment centers, and many more:
NPGAW 2013 took place March 3-9, 2013. The theme was "Problem Gambling: A New Understanding of a Community Concern". Thanks to our many participants and supporters, NPGAW 2013 was a great success!
NPGAW logo file: JPG
A New Understanding:
This year's theme reflects the changing categorization of problem gambling. The following links provide information on the definition of addiction, DSM changes, and more.
High School Students and Gambling
College Students and Problem Gambling
Older Adults and Problem Gambling
Women and Problem Gambling
Ethnic Minorities and Problem Gambling
Military and Problem Gambling
Effects of Problem Gambling on the Family
For Problem Gamblers
For Prevention Providers
For Treatment Providers
For Government Agencies
For Community Agencies
For Medical Professionals