There's hope and help for problem gambling.

When is gambling a problem?

Most likely, at some point in your life you have gambled, whether with the purchase of a raffle ticket or a couple games of bingo. These are pretty harmless acts for most people, but approximately 3 percent of North Dakotans struggle with compulsive gambling, unable to stop gambling, triggering a downward spiral in their life and relationships.

Congratulations – you’ve already taken the first step!

The good news is that compulsive gambling is treatable for those who seek help. Whether you need help for yourself or a loved one, we can give you the necessary information to beat this disease and get you or your loved one on the road to a better life.

About Gambler ND

Gambler ND promotes awareness, education, research, prevention and treatment for problem gambling. Gambler ND is brought to you by Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. North Dakota is a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling. Gambler ND exists to help those affected by problem gambling, and is neither for nor against legalized gambling. Vital to the success of Gambler ND is the emphasis placed on partnerships and collaborative relationships with those who support its mission.

Gambler Healing

A 12-Step Online Course to Help You Heal

Check out our online treatment program called 12 Steps to Gambling Addiction Recovery. There you can watch videos of group meetings, journal your thoughts, and read positive stories of recovery.

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