Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM)
The 2023 PGAM theme is “Celebrating 20 Years” #PGAM2023
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.
#1 Increase Public Awareness: It’s easy to integrate problem gambling awareness into your organization during March.
- Explore the PGAM Training Calendar - https://qrco.de/bdm6qV
- Problem Gambling Toolkit - National Hispanic & Latino ATTC & PTTC - Fact Sheets on Gambling Awareness in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Gambling Prevention in the Age of Sports Betting - PTTC Post Article March 2023
- Attend and/or promote the Annual Conference on Problem Gambling Awareness Webinar Series – Gambling and the Big Picture: Full details and registration at https://cvent.me/dXZN4R
- Recorded Webinar: Discovering the Synergy Between Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Problem Gambling Prevention - https://bit.ly/SynergyAODandPGPrev
#2: Support Gambling Disorder Screening Day
March 14 is Gambling Disorder Screening Day. You don’t necessarily have to add gambling screening questions to your intake (though we’d love to help you do that if it’s a goal). You can provide self-screening tools in in your waiting area for people to browse and that may start a conversation. Here are two options to download and print:
Take a look at the Screening Day Toolkit provided by Cambridge Health Alliance Division of Addiction.
- Order 50 free copies of the Pocket Screener.
Share posts on social media. During March, problem gambling councils in New England be sharing numerous PGAM and Screening Day posts. Help spread the word by sharing some posts with your followers.
- Facebook: https://twitter.com/CTGamb
- Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/CTProblemGambling
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdCareME
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdCareME
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MACouncil/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/MassCouncilGH