Answer two simple questions to identify whether you or someone you know may be in need of help for a gambling problem.
The only person who knows the truth about gambling and the way it may be affecting your life is YOU. Responding to the following two questions can provide the insight you need to take the next step.
Have you or someone you know:
1. Felt the need to bet more and more money?
2. Lied or argued with people important in your life about gambling?
If you answered yes to one or both questions, gambling may be a problem.
It is important to remember that gambling problems are treatable for those who seek help. For information or assistance, call the FCCG's 24-hour HelpLine at 888-ADMIT-IT. For additional background, visit 24-Hour Help.
The FCCG's primary mission is to increase public awareness about gambling addiction and to furnish supports to persons in need of assistance.
The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc. (FCCG) was established in 1988 as a gaming neutral 501(c)(3) educational and advocacy corporation that serves as the designated authority under state contract on gambling addiction. Its primary mission is to:
- Increase public awareness regarding the risks and consequences associated with gambling
- Provide assistance to problem gamblers, their families, and others adversely impacted
- Advocate for programs, services, funding, and other supports to address population-specific needs
Under contract with State government, the FCCG:
- Operates the State’s confidential 24-hour multilingual HelpLine (888-ADMIT-IT)
- Develops and conducts prevention, education, and outreach programs
- Designs and presents professional training opportunities
- Trains medical and other health care practitioners to assess and treat
- Offers resource development services
- Sponsors and conducts research
- Represents the public before government and other policymaking authorities
- Works with legal authorities and law enforcement on gambling-related cases
- Oversees a Speakers Bureau and a Peer Connect program
The FCCG is gaming neutral, taking no position either for or against legalized gambling, is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and is one of more than 35 affiliates of the National Council on Problem Gambling.