Anyone who gambles can develop problems if they are not aware of the risks and don’t manage their time and budgets. Problem or pathological gamblers develop an obsession with gambling. The obsession could be precipitated by personal or job related stress.
Free, effective and confidential treatment is available throughout Oregon. Call 1-877-MY-Limit (1-877-695-4648) to talk with a trained counselor who can refer you to a nearby treatment provider. Or go to www.opgr.org to chat with a counselor. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Based on current Oregon problem and pathological prevalence rates, approximately 2.7% of adult Oregonians could be affected by problem gambling, over 100,000 people.
Anyone who gambles can develop problems if they are not aware of the risks and do not gamble responsibly. When gambling behavior interferes with finances, relationships and the workplace, a serious problem already exists.