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Guide Think you might have a gambling problem?

Are you worried you may have a problem with gambling? Do you need help finding out if you are ready to change your gambling activity? Below are resources that can help you.

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First Steps to Change

If gambling is affecting your life and you are thinking about change, you’ve already taken the first step. This guide will help you understand gambling, figure out if you need to change, and decide how to deal with the actual process of change. If you’re at all concerned about your gambling, this guide is for you.


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling Services and the Suicide Prevention Program launched an online free and anonymous screening tool for common mental health disorders, including problem gambling, on The goal of this initiative is to strengthen the individual, family, and community connectedness of working-age men in Massachusetts. The screening tool provides individuals the opportunity to self-identify signs and symptoms, educate themselves on mental health topics, and connect with local resources in order to seek treatment.

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Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing the social, financial and emotional costs of a gambling disorder.

Key Actions for Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling