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Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Find Help.

Problem Gambling Resources are Available Online & by Phone.

Protective measures implemented in response to the Coronavirus have led to the cancellation of Gambler’s Anonymous 12-step meetings. People who struggle with feelings of loneliness and isolation and rely on those meetings can still find the support and guidance they need. As lifestyles are changing due to the Coronavirus, so too are the ways in which support services are reaching out to people in need. That includes options that can be accessed online and by phone.

Ohio Problem Gambling Resource Directory

On the GamblingHelpOhio.org website, anyone seeking help is directed to a number of resources, including:

Chat with a live Specialist

M-F: 9:00am – 5:00pm

(click here to chat)

https://home-c8.incontact.com/inContact/ChatClient/ChatClientPatron.aspx?poc=7ea130f3-1be4-4c56-a2ae-1556e0fab340&bu=4593382

Problem Gamblers Helpline

1-800-589-9966

Crisis Text Line

Text 4hope to 741741

Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-8255

Gambler’s Anonymous Conference Call Meetings

https://pgnohio.org/what-we-do/resources-for-problem-gamblers.html

The important thing to remember is that you’re never alone. Support and counseling are always a phone call or a few simple clicks away.

For information and resources around the issue of problem gambling, visit BeforeYouBet.org.

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