Resources

OASAS: The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
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https://www.oasas.ny.gov/(link is external and opens in a new window)
The OASAS goal is to improve the lives of New Yorkers by ensuring quality prevention and treatment services for chemical dependence and compulsive gambling, and promoting recovery from addiction.

New York State HOPEline (1-877-8HOPENY) 
HOPEline (1-877-846-7369) is a service of NY State OASAS and offers free, confidential phone and text-chat based help and crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for crisis intervention, problem gambling, alcoholism, and drug abuse.

New York Council on Problem Gambling
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http://nyproblemgambling.org/(link is external and opens in a new window)
The New York Council on Problem Gambling is a not-for-profit independent corporation dedicated to increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling and advocating for support services and treatment for persons adversely affected by gambling. The Council is governed by a Board of Directors.

National Council on Problem Gambling
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http://www.ncpgambling.org/(link is external and opens in a new window
The Mission of the National Council on Problem Gambling is to increase public awareness of problem gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families and concerned significant others, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (1-800-GAMBLER)
NJCPG is a private non-profit organization that provides information, education and referral services for people affected by a gambling problem. The 1-800-GAMBLER helpline is free and confidential, and it is available 24 hours a day throughout much of the U.S. for problem gamblers as well as their friends and families.

New York Responsible Gambling Hub
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http://nyrghub.org/(link is external and opens in a new window)
The New York Responsible Gambling Hub presents educational online material for persons employed by gaming facilities such as casinos for prevention of problem gambling.

Know the odds
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http://knowtheodds.org/(link is external and opens in a new window)
This webpage explains some of the myths about the odds of winning at gambling and provides practical tips for staying in control. Additionally, it presents informative educational videos and other material, including infographics and ebooks.

Don’t Bet Yet
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http://dontbetyet.com/(link is external and opens in a new window
This website uses videos and educational materials to inform youth on the dangers of problem gambling so they can avoid the pitfalls of gambling as they get older.

Gambler's Anonymous
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http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/(link is external and opens in a new window
Gambler’s Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who meet to discuss their gambling addiction and support each other toward recovery.

Gam-Anon
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http://www.gam-anon.org/(link is external and opens in a new window
Gam-Anon provides information for the general public about problem gambling and its financial and emotional effects on the gamblers’ families and loved ones.

GAMTALK
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http://www.gamtalk.org/(link is external and opens in a new window
GAMTALK provides online support for gambling issues. The site offers live chat for real-time peer support and information; stories of hope and inspiration; and a community forum.

NYC WELL
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https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/(link is external and opens in a new window) or text “WELL” to 65173) 
NYC WELL provides 24/7 support through talk, text, and chat for individuals struggling with problems like stress, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol misuse, or for those who care about them.

CRAFT: Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT)
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https://www.robertjmeyersphd.com/craft.html(link is external and opens in a new window
The Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) intervention is an evidence- based program developed to help concerned significant others (CSOs) to engage treatment-refusing substance abusers into treatment. This intervention was developed to capitalize on the concerned significant others’ ability to contribute to many areas of addiction treatment. Results from randomized controlled trials have shown that CSOs who receive the CRAFT intervention benefit from the program by becoming more independent and reducing their depressive and anxiety symptoms even when the substance abuser does not enter treatment.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
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https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org(link is external and opens in a new window
This website and help line serves individuals in a suicidal crisis within the United States. They facilitate the contact of the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service.