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Gam-Anon International Service Office

Gam-Anon is a 12 Step fellowship of men and women who are husbands, wives, relatives or close friends of compulsive gamblers who have been affected by the gambling problem. Gam-Anon's purpose is threefold: to learn acceptance and understanding of the gambling illness; and to use the program and its problem solving suggestions in rebuilding lives and to give appropriate aid to the gambler.

Review Date: December 10, 2010

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Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing the social, financial and emotional costs of problem gambling. The Council provides prevention, information, education, advocacy and referral services for problem gamblers, their loved ones and the greater community. The Mass. Council has been instrumental in bringing the issue of problem gambling to the attention of the public and policymakers, offering resources to problem gamblers, their loved ones and concerned members of the community. Started in 1987, the Mass. Council offers a toll-free Helpline (1-800-426-1234) which provides live confidential caller responses 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

Review Date: March 17, 2011

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National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.

The NCPG is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. Their mission is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education. As an advocate for problem gamblers, NCPG does not take a position for or against legalized gambling, but concentrates on the goal of helping those with gambling problems. Their 34-year history of independence and neutrality makes the National Council the most credible voice on problem gambling issues. They do not accept any restrictions on the use of contributions except as provided under Federal and state non-profit guidelines.

Review Date: December 11, 2008

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