The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling Services and the Suicide Prevention Program announced the launch of their online gambling screening tool with screening for Mental Health, a service of Riverside Community Care. This is a great resource aimed to strengthen the individual, family, and community connectedness of working-age men in Massachusetts.
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Welcome to the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
We understand the problem. We can help.
Founded in 1983, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit public health agency. We advocate for responsible gaming and gambling practices and services for those affected by gambling. We aim to reduce the impacts of gambling disorder and strive to make gambling healthy and safe for the people of Massachusetts. We are neither for nor against legalized gambling. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, and by providing resources. We serve people who gamble, their families, caregivers, and the community at large.
Norwood, MA (November 20, 2018). – The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling (MCCG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Odessa Dwarika as their next Director of Programs and Services.
Statement of The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling on the Inclusion of Gambling Disorder Screening in the National Defense Authorization Act 2019
On Monday August 13, 2018 President Trump signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019. A provision was included in the legislation requiring members of the Armed Forces to be screened for gambling addiction.
Statement of The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Regarding Toy Slot Machines in Happy Meals
The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling along with 40 plus other organizations penned a letter to McDonalds and Nintendo on Friday August 17th concerning their offering of a toy slot machine in their happy meals.