Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is a grassroots campaign designed to help raise awareness of the prevention, treatment and recovery services available for those adversely affected by gambling. This nationwide awareness campaign brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including public health organizations, treatment providers, advocacy groups and gambling operators. Groups across America hold conferences, air Public Service Announcements, provide counselor trainings, host health screening days, run social media campaigns and many other activities to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services.
The 2022 PGAM theme is “Awareness + Action”
When it comes to social media hashtags you are encouraged to only use one, which is #PGAM2022
The goals of this national campaign are:
To increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment & recovery services.
To encourage healthcare providers to screen clients for problem gambling.
Gambling Disorder Screening Day is Tuesday, March 8, 2022. This event, hosted by the Cambridge Health Alliance, is to educate and support healthcare providers in screening for #GamblingDisorder. Find the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen and other screening tools here, which can of course be used any day of the year.
Click here for a list of PGAM events across the country (Coming Soon).
Tell us about your events (click here) to share it with the national problem gambling/responsible gambling community!