Counseling for gambling problems at no cost to Maryland residents is now available for anyone seeking help regardless of insurance coverage, financial status, or ability to pay. Funding through the Problem Gambling Fund managed by the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration supports this effort to remove the barriers to treatment for anyone with a gambling disorder. You can receive help for a gambling problem without adding any additional financial burden to your life.
No Cost Treatment Now Available for Anyone Wanting Help for a Gambling Problem
What is Problem Gambling?
Did you know that gambling may pose the same risk for becoming an addiction as alcohol and other drugs?
While gambling is a form of entertainment for most people, for others it is a devastating medical condition. Most people are unaware of the dangers of problem gambling or that it is a treatable medical condition.
A gambling addiction can have the same devastating consequences as alcohol and drug addictions, destroying families, finances, careers and lives. For some people, the desire to gamble becomes so strong it overtakes personal values and results in spending money needed for daily lives, borrowing money which can’t be repaid, and even committing crimes.
I think I have a gambling problem. What now?
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How do I know if I have a Gambling Problem?
I have lost control over gambling.
I am playing for longer periods than I had planned on.
I am not able to stop thinking about gambling.
I am lying about my gambling to family and friends.
I am having problems with my friends and family because of gambling.
I am borrowing and stealing money from family and friends to gamble.
I am spending more money than I wanted to spend on gambling.
Gambling helps me escape from my personal problems.