Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM)
Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a nationwide grassroots campaign, held annually in March, that seeks to increase public awareness of problem gambling and promote prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
- To increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services.
- To encourage healthcare providers to screen clients for problem gambling.
Every Story Matters
This year’s theme, “Every Story Matters,” is a reminder that every narrative, battle and triumph related to problem gambling is significant. Throughout the month, we aim to elevate these stories, fostering understanding and support within our communities. Together, let’s amplify awareness, break down stigmas and emphasize that when it comes to problem gambling, Every Story Matters.
Problem Gambling Awareness Month 2024 Promotional Toolkit
To facilitate your PGAM promotion efforts, we’ve compiled a toolkit with key resources: problem gambling FAQs, best practices for social media, a press release template and more.
Gambling Disorder Screening Day
To make screening for gambling disorder easier and more effective, NCPG has partnered with the Cambridge Health Alliance Division on Addiction, which has developed a free Gambling Disorder Screening Day Toolkit.
March 12, 2024
How to Participate
- Hold a conference on problem gambling.
- Air public service announcements.
- Provide counselor trainings.
- Host a Problem Gambling Screening Day event.
- Run social media campaigns.
- And more!
For some people, participating in PGAM is as simple as having a conversation. Making sure that your friends and family are aware of the problem gambling resources in your community is a great first step.