Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is a grassroots campaign that depends on the participation of NCPG state Affiliate, organizational and individual members, state health agencies, gambling companies, recovery groups and a wide range of healthcare organizations and providers. Groups across America hold conferences, air Public Service Announcements, provide counselor trainings, host health screening days, run social media campaigns and many other activities to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services.

 

The 2022 PGAM theme is “Awareness + Action”

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.

Gambling Disorder Screening Day is Tuesday, March 8, 2022.. This event, hosted by the Cambridge Health Alliance, is to educate and support healthcare providers in screening for #GamblingDisorder. We encourage everyone to find a way to participate in this high-profile, problem gambling awareness activity.

 

Further Reading and Resources

Illinois Problem Gambling Month Proclamation

Illinois PGAM Events

National Council on Problem Gambling PGAM Toolkit and Events