Resource  Practice Guidelines for Treating Gambling-Related Problems

An Evidence-based Treatment Guide for Clinicians

Organization: Office of Problem Gambling Services
Date published: August 1, 2018


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a gambling exposed state. The availability of gambling opportunities is associated with gambling and with gambling-related problems. Consequently, it is important for providers, including non-specialist providers, to consider their patients’ potential gambling-related treatment needs. This website was designed for treatment professionals who want to learn more about evidence-based treatment approaches for clients experience gambling-related problems. Please visit the Office of Problem Gambling Services website for more information.



Massachusetts Problem Gambling Helpline (800) 327-5050

OPGS provides a range of programs and services across the continuum of care. If you or a loved one need immediate assistance regarding problem gambling, please call the Massachusetts Problem Gambling Helpline or visit

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Alcohol and Drug Hotline (800) 327-5050

24./7. Info & referral for substance abuse services including crisis intervention and referrals for inpatient/outpatient treatment and where to go if uninsured.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233

Trained advocates are available to take your calls through our toll free, 24/7 hotline.

Parental Stress Hotline (800) 632-8188

24/7. Support and referrals for parents with children of any age, as well as for other family members, care givers, friends and relatives.

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