Responsible Gambling Resources for College Students
People can experience issues with gambling just like they can with substance use. Learn more about warning signs, action steps, and how to get someone help.
Do Your Part to Play Responsibly
A person gambles when they take part in an activity that risks something of value—usually money—for the chance that they may win something. The best way to avoid the risks of gaming and gambling is to not play at all. But if you’re going to play, there are ways you can play safe, like creating a spending plan.
Gambling is Linked to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
- 0% of people with gambling disorders also have alcohol use disorder1
- 0% of people with gambling disorders also have at least one psychiatric disorder2
- Alcohol use disorder
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Nicotine dependence
- Personality disorders
- Suicide risk
Sources 1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2014). Gambling Problems: An Introduction for Behavioral Health Services Providers. Advisory, Volume 13, Issue 1. 2. Rash CJ, Weinstock J, Van Patten R. A review of gambling disorder and substance use disorders. Subst Abuse Rehabil. 2016 Mar 17;7:3-13. doi: 10.2147/SAR.S83460. PMID: 27051333; PMCID: PMC4803266.
Where to Find Help
Connecticut Problem Gambling Helpline: (888) 789-7777
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