Call for Help

We understand the problem. We can help. 

Helpline – 1-800-426-1234. The helpline is answered in English, but translators are available in every language.


Helpline History

Since 1987, the Council Helpline has been ready to take your call 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We’re here to listen, to offer information and to provide referrals for self-help, treatment providers and other community resources to people experiencing problems with gambling. 

About the Helpline

Council Helpline services are free and confidential.  Helpline Specialists provide emotional support and referrals for people affected by problems with gambling.

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To receive information about gambling disorder and next steps toward recovery, click here.  Please note that we can only send information to someone who has requested it themselves.  We cannot mail information to another individual on your behalf.  If you would prefer the mailing be confidential, please include that in your request.  Additionally, we are happy to provide all information electronically.  Please advise what works best for you.


“From the beginning, I felt I was in a knowledgeable, nurturing, caring and non-judgmental environment. I felt welcomed and that I was among people who encouraged me to be open and honest about my gambling addiction. The retreat was very beneficial for me, I am in recovery and after this weekend I can honestly say that I will stay this way.”
– Sam