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Gamtalk is an online resource that helps people dealing with gambling problems in a variety of ways. It offers live chatting with other members of the community, a forum to present questions and respond to others, and stories about recovering from gambling problems.

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This organization provides free information and resources related to gambling, to help players make informed choices and encourage healthy play. They can help connect you with a counsellor or other community resource in your area, free of charge. Find out more at www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca.

 

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Published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Journal of Gambling Issues publishes articles on gambling-related research, policy developments, treatment, and much more. Have a look at the journal at https://jgi.camh.net/index.php/jgi.

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Gamblers Anonymous is an organization dedicated to helping those struggling with gambling addiction. They host meetings in which individuals can share their experiences and support one other in their desire to stop gambling. Find out more at www.gabc.ca.

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Gam-Anon is a 12 step self-help fellowship comprised of men and women who have been affected by the gambling problem of another.  This free service is not affiliated with a religious organization or counselling agency and does not treat gambling addictions, but helps those who have been affected by someone else’s. Find out more at www.gam-anon.org

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There are several options available if you’re looking for filtering tools that block access to gambling websites. Search online using terms such as “gambling blocking software.” Gambling counsellors in your area may be able to recommend filtering tools appropriate for you. To find one today, visit www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca.