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For most people, gambling is fun and entertaining. But for some, it's a serious problem that can destroy lives. Besides money trouble, gambling can cause problems with your relationships, family, job and health.

Coming face to face with a gambling problem can be an overwhelming experience. Many people who get in over their head feel like there is no way out, and even consider really desperate ways of getting out.

If that is where you feel you are now, please know that thousands of people have gotten their lives and their finances back on track after an experience with gambling.

There is always hope, and there is always a way to overcome gambling problems. By using this website, you're already taking positive action.

Now, take the next step with one of the problem gambling resources on this page.

The Michigan Problem Gambling Help-Line

The Michigan Problem Gambling Help-Line is a toll-free, confidential, one-on-one help line that can give you the help and support you need to overcome a gambling addiction. The help-line is available to Michigan residents only, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

NSO Gambling Treatment Program

Reaching out to problem gamblers and their families.

BSAAS Mission Statement
Promote wellness, strengthen communities, and facilitate recovery.

The treatment program involves consumers and their families in a psycho-educational and therapeutic process.

The program objectives and services are:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Treatment: Individual, group and family
  • Individualized treatment approaches
  • Education regarding the psycho-social effects of problem gambling
  • Promotion of positive life change and personal growth
  • Services provided by clinicians trained in the area of problem gambling
  • Referrals to services required to address consumer need
  • Specialized training for treatment providers

A Speakers Bureau is also available through the program. Through the Speakers Bureau information and education about problem gambling can be provided to the community.

Bureau of Substance Abuse and Addiction Services

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous is made up of men and women who have come together to overcome gambling problems. Gamblers Anonymous offers local support groups across the country, problem gambling literature and other valuable resources. Use the Gamblers Anonymous website to find a meeting in your area, or to learn more about problem gambling. is a resource provided by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. You can learn more about the organization and its credentials on the site. If gambling has made a mess of your finances, this nonprofit organization can help you get on track with counseling, planning tools and more.

Michigan Disassociated Person List

If you have a gambling problem, you can request that the Michigan Gaming Control Board permanently bar you from the licensed Detroit casinos. Call 1-888-223-3044 for application information. Visit the website to learn more.

MDCH Clearinghouse for Brochures


Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

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