Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is a grassroots campaign to promote awareness, screening, and treatment of problem gambling. 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 2021 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 9, 2021. This event, hosted by the Cambridge Health Alliance, is to educate and support healthcare providers in screening for Gambling Disorder. Find a list of potential screening tools here, which can of course be used any day of the year.

IDHS/SUPR Calendar of Events

Nationwide PGAM events 

National Council on Problem Gambling PGAM toolkit 

Virtual Book Club Announcement

IDHS Department of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery Newsletter

State of Illinois Problem Gambling Awareness Month Proclamation