Where to Get Help

(Detailed List of Resources, Explanation of Support Types)

Struggling with Gambling?

Here’s Where to Find Help

If you or someone you know is battling gambling addiction, you’re not alone. This provides resources and support options to help you regain control.

Finding Help When You Need It Most

This serves as an extensive guide for anyone seeking help with gambling issues. We understand the challenges faced by those struggling with addiction, and we’re committed to connecting you with the right resources. Here, you’ll find information on:

Hotlines: Confidential phone numbers offering immediate support and guidance.

Counseling: Professional therapy to address the underlying causes of gambling addiction.

Support Groups: Connecting with others who share similar experiences for encouragement and accountability.

Treatment Facilities: Inpatient or outpatient programs providing specialized care.

Empowering “You to Take Charge”

This resource aims to not only raise awareness about problem gambling but also equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your recovery. We encourage anyone who needs help to reach out and take that first step towards a healthier relationship with gaming.

 

There is Hope

By seeking help, you’re taking control of your future. This offers a message of hope and motivation, letting you know that recovery is possible. You deserve to play games for enjoyment, not have them control your life.

Where to Find Help with Problem Gambling in Australia

If you or someone you know is struggling with gambling addiction, there are a wealth of resources available to offer support and guidance. Here’s a breakdown of the different options:

Helplines and Hotlines:

National Gambling Helpline (1800 858 858): Speak with trained counselors 24/7 for immediate assistance.

State-Specific Helpline: Many states have dedicated helplines offering localized support.

Online Support

Gambling Help Online (gamblinghelponline.org.au): Chat, email, or phone with counselors for free and confidential support.

eheadspace (eheadspace.org.au): Online counseling for young people (aged 12-25), including those struggling with gambling.

Self-Help Resources

Gambling Help Online Resources: Articles, guides, tools, and self-assessment quizzes.

Gamblers Anonymous (gamblersanonymous.org.au): Literature and workbooks to support your recovery journey.

Support Groups and Peer Networks

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) Meetings: In-person and online meetings with peers who share your experiences.

SMART Recovery Australia (smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au): Support groups based on cognitive-behavioral principles for addiction recovery, including gambling.

Treatment Centers:

The Cabin Sydney (thecabinsydney.com.au): Residential treatment specializing in gambling addiction.

Turning Point (turningpoint.org.au): Outpatient treatment programs for gambling, alcohol, or drug problems.

Financial Help

Financial Counseling Australia (financialcounsellingaustralia.org.au): Free and confidential guidance for managing gambling-related financial difficulties.

MoneySmart (moneysmart.gov.au): Tools and tips for budgeting, saving, and dealing with debt.

Family Support

Gam-Anon Family Groups (gam-anon.org): Support groups for families affected by a loved one’s gambling addiction.

Family Support Services (offered by treatment centers): Counseling, education, and resources specifically designed for families.

Community Support

Local Community Health Centers: Access mental health services, counseling, and support groups.

Social Service Agencies: Referrals to services like housing assistance, legal aid, and financial support.

Multilingual and Culturally Sensitive Services

Multicultural Problem Gambling Service (MPGS): Specialized support for diverse backgrounds, including language interpretation, culturally sensitive counseling, and resources tailored to specific cultures or ethnicities.

Remember, you are not alone. Help is available, and there’s no shame in seeking it. Reach out today and take the first step towards recovery.

If gambling has become a struggle, you’re not alone. This offers extensive support options, from hotlines to treatment centers, empowering you to regain control. With resources like counseling, support groups, and financial assistance, there’s hope for recovery. Remember, reaching out is the first step towards a healthier future.