Problem Gambling Awareness Month, created by the National Council on Problem Gambling, began as a grass roots campaign working with state affiliates, organizational and individual members, state health agencies, gambling companies, recovery groups and a wide range of healthcare organizations and providers.
The goals of this national campaign are:
- To increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment & recovery services.
- To encourage healthcare providers to screen clients for problem gambling.
Arizona has Declared March Problem Gambling Awareness Month dating back to 2003
Through proclamation, Governor Douglas A. Ducey has again this year, declared March as Arizona Problem Gambling Awareness Month.
Our goal is to continue to increase public awareness, and highlight the prevention, treatment, and recovery services that are available through the Arizona Division of Problem Gambling. We also continue to encourage healthcare care providers to screen for problem gambling.
Gambling Disorder Screening Day is Tuesday, March 9, 2021. This event, hosted by the Cambridge Health Alliance, is to educate and support healthcare providers in screening for #GamblingDisorder. Find the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen and other screening tools here, which can be used any day of the year.
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In Addition, anyone can utilize the screening tool provided here on our website.
This tool is completely confidential and can be used privately to determine if you or someone you know may have a problem. After taking the quiz, we encourage you to seek out professional help to evaluate your concerns. Licensed counselors, trained in Problem Gambling and subsidized by the Division of Problem Gambling, can be located on our website as well.