All Resources for Parents of Youth Gambling

Problem gambling can affect anyone, anywhere, anytime. But it is treatable. There is help for EVERYONE: gamblers, their loved ones and their friends!

For the Parents of a Youth Gambler:

  1. Assess if someone you know has a gambling problem by answering the self-assessment questions1
  1. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537) Helpline
  • Manned by masters-level or above counselors, help is available in more than 200 languages and through TDY services. The helpline is free, confidential and available 24/7/365
  • For Youth, ages 12-24, and their families, call 1-800-843-5200
  1. Seek Counseling
  • Receive problem gambling assistance from a certified gambling counselor for problem gamblers and their family members
    • State Sponsored Treatment is also available
  1. Continued Support through Gam-Anon1
  • Free support system for the spouse, family or friends of problem gamblers
    • Contact:
      • Northern California: 1-855-2CALLGA or 1-855-222-5542
      • Los Angeles/Surrounding Areas: 1-818-377-5144
      • San Diego/Riverside: 1-877-233-8547 or 1-855-2CALLGA or 1-855-222-5542
      • Meeting List
  1. Self-Help Tools/Publications
  1. Exclusion/Restriction Policies
  • Global Step allows gamblers to restrict credit card or ATM access inside of casinos.5
  • Gamblock allows gamblers to ban themselves from internet gambling.6
  1. Help Outside of California
  • National Helpline Number: 1-800-522-47007
    • The Area Code on your phone will transfer you to the State the phone resides. 24/7/365, free, confidential helpline.
  1. Resources for the Youth Problem Gambler

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