Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM)

Publication Date: Mar 07, 2023
The 2023 PGAM theme is “Celebrating 20 Years” #PGAM2023

This March, New England PTTC will join the National Council on Problem Gambling in observing Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM).


The goals of this national campaign are:

  1. To increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment & recovery services.
  2. 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.


#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.


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.