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PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH – MARCH 2022

Awareness + Action

When gambling behavior interferes with finances, relationships and the workplace, a serious problem already exists. Anyone who gambles can develop problems. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the risks.  

Connect the Dots

  • Money missing from bank accounts, wallet/purse, or money jar 
  • Borrowing money on a regular basis 
  • Being secretive about financial records and pay slips 
  • Unpaid bills/disconnection notices 
  • Reporting feeling hopeless, depressed, frustrated, or suicidal 
  • Worrying, agitated, or upset for no apparent reason 
  • Becoming withdrawn from others/family event

Actions

  • Have you ever tried to stop, cut down or control your gambling? 
  • Have you ever lied to family members, friends or other about how much you gamble or how much money you lost gambling? 
  • Have there been periods of two weeks or longer when you spent a lot of time thinking about your gambling experiences or planning future gambling ventures or bets? 
  • Answer yes to any of these questions? Take the next step. 
  • Explanation of treatment options and reimbursement programs. No out-of-pocket cost treatment is available to the gambler, family members, and concerned others who reside in Kansas.
  • Referral and contact information for certified problem gambling counselors near you.

Those who have gambling problems or who are concerned about their gambling have the option to exclude themselves from the casinos. 

Click here to learn more: VEP Program

Raise Awareness

Get Social – Help increase the reach of Problem Gambling Awareness Month by publishing these posts and graphics on your social media pages.  

Suggested Posts

  • Take action, call the 24-hour help line 1-800-522-4700 In Kansas, no-cost treatment is available.. www.KnowMoreKs.org #PGAM2022 #KsPrevention #ConnectTheDotsKS  
  • Affected by someone’s gambling problem? Take action, help is available call the 24-hour help line 1-800-522-4700.  www.KnowMoreKs.org#PGAM2022 #KsPrevention #ConnectTheDotsKS  

 

Gambling Disorder Screening Day is March 8th 

  • Thinking maybe #problemgambling? Ask your loved ones the screening questions. www.KnowMoreKs.org #PGAM2022 #KsPrevention #ConnectTheDotsKS    
  • Have you ever tried to stop, cut down or control your gambling? Answering a few questions truthfully can help you figure out if there is a problem. Check out other questions on  www.KnowMoreKs.org  #PGAM2022 #KsPrevention #ConnectTheDotsKS  

Suggested Posts 

  • Did you know that there is help in Kansas for #problemgambling? Check out www.KsGamblingHelp.com or call 1-800-522-4700. #PGAM2022 #KsPrevention #ConnectTheDotsKS  
  • Need more helpful resources? Check out the resources on the Kansas Prevention Collaboratives website on the topic of #problemgambling.  https://kansaspreventioncollaborative.org/problem-gambling/   #PGAM2022 #KsPrevention #ConnectTheDotsKS 

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