Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services
Helping to promote wellness and recovery that reinforces and sustains healthy individuals, families, and communities that are free from stigma related to mental illness and addictions.

If you are in Crisis and need help, please call
Samaritian CrisisCare at 224-4646 or Text "4hope" to 741741 

Resources

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Call the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966.
It’s free, confidential and available 24 hours a day!

Problem Gambling Quick Facts

  • Problem gambling refers to any gambling that goes beyond the “normal” bounds of gambling for fun, recreation or entertainment
  • Compulsive gambling (or pathological gambling) is a recognized and treatable illness
  • Providing financial bailout for compulsive gamblers may actually make the problem worse
  • Gambling is not a way to solve financial problems
  • Children of problem gamblers may be at higher risk for a broad range of health, mental health and school related problems

Common Warning Signs
  • Bragging about winning, exaggerating wins and/or minimizing losses
  • Spending a lot of time gambling, thinkingabout or planning to gamble
  • Restless or irritable when not gambling
  • Borrowing for gambling 
  • Hiding time spent gambling or hiding bills and unpaid debts
  • Lying about how much time or money is spent on gambling
  • Don’t use gambling as a way to cope with emotional or physical pain

Tips for Responsible Gambling

  • Gamble only if it’s fun
  • Think of the money you lose as the cost of entertainment
  • Set a dollar limit and stick to it
  • Set a time limit and stick to it
  • Accept losing as part of the gameimg-lemonslots
  • Don’t borrow money to gamble
  • Don’t let gambling interfere with family, friends or work
  • Don’t gamble to win back losses
  • Don’t use gambling as a way to cope with emotional or physical pain
  • Know the warning signs of problem gambling