Individuals and loved ones who are affected by gambling addiction are strongly encouraged to reach out one of the below resources.
Living with a gambling problem can be tough, but you are not alone. Sometimes talking about it can help strengthen your commitment to change.If you want to talk to someone anonymously, ConnexOntario is available 24/7 and can help connect you with free professional support.
You can reach ConnexOntario by calling or texting 1-866-531-2600 or by visiting their website at https://www.connexontario.ca/en-ca/
You can also visit the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) https://www.responsiblegambling.org/ , an independent non-profit organization dedicated to problem gambling prevention who, for over 35 years, has been working to put safeguards and support in place for those with gambling problems. RGC offers a host of information and support to help you.
Lastly, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) also provides many useful educational and self-help resources for those with a gambling problem. Please visit their website at https://www.problemgambling.ca/gambling-help/gambling-information/default.aspx
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You may also find visiting Gamtalk at https://www.gamtalk.org/ helpful in finding support via their live chat and/or forums where you can connect with others who may also be experiencing problems with gambling. At Gamtalk, you can read and share stories, find information and support, and get links to helpful local professionals.