The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.
The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc. is the statewide-designated authority on problem gambling. Services offered by this organization include: Florida’s 24/7 multilingual Helpline; referrals to free supports including self-help; professional treatment (available to everyone regardless of ability to pay); financial and legal resources; literature and resources for at-home use and use in a therapeutic setting; and opportunities to speak with recovering compulsive gamblers by phone or through the agency’s online forums. This website offers individuals gambling specific information in order to learn more about resources available and self-assessments to determine if a gambling problem is evident. The FCCG also offers programs and materials to organizations and professionals seeking information on problem and compulsive gambling such as workplace awareness kits, online training modules for employers and staff, and Florida specific research and data. The following resources are good sources of information but FFCG makes referrals to these and other organizations and keeps updated information on meeting times and locations.
The National Council on Problem Gambling
The National Council on Problem Gambling is a secular organization that provides a 24/7 confidential national hotline and lists of affiliate links, international links, publications, assessment tools, and problem gambling services for each state, including Florida.
Gamblock is a software product that blocks access to online gambling on computers. The “Gamblers Help” page lists gambling recovery organizations in the US and in specific states. This website also provides testimonials of individuals who effectively used this software.
Gamblers Anonymous is a self-help fellowship of men and women who gather to support each other and work through the twelve-step program in order to abstain from gambling and to develop a better way of life. This website has meeting locations and times, and numbers to contact regional GA members.
Gam-Anon is a self-help fellowship of family members, friends and loved ones that gather to support and assist each other as they deal with the negative effects of problem and compulsive gambling. This website contains meeting locations and times of Gam-Anon meetings across the state.