By the National Council on Problem Gambling Adopted August 22, 2018 For decades the image of the “degenerate” gambler has been fantasized and stigmatized. But with the recognition that there are as many as 6-8 million people suffering with a gambling disorder, there is a new reality emerging. These individuals are no longer strangers—they are our…

A blue ribbon with the words, "Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Have the Conversation."

For the month of March, The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) wants to help people have a conversation about something that affects many Americans, but is talked about by few. “Problem Gambling is a disease that affects over seven million Americans, yet few talk about it,” said National Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director…

The Supreme Court recently broke a long-time ban on sports betting, allowing individual states to pass legislation allowing sports books to open. Amy Sechrist, Compass Mark’s certified prevention specialist, said this is an important issue for Compass Mark because problem gambling and substance abuse are so often intertwined. “About 4 percent of adults and 6…

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