Oregon Problem Gambling Resource is a collaboration between the Oregon Lottery, Oregon Health Authority, local community and National Problem Gambling Treatment and Prevention providers, and the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling. The goal of OPGR is to educate the public about the risks associated with gambling and improve the awareness of free treatment and recovery services available.
BetBlocker is the first and only free tool that enables individuals to set restrictions on their play on all of their personal devices. BetBlocker encompasses thousands of gaming sites, including unlicensed operators across all regions. BetBlocker technology allows users to download the software anonymously without having any of their personal data stored. Consumers are empowered to use BetBlocker to manage how long or in what capacity they choose to play, including restricting by a length of time, or with a calendar blocking function.
Video Gaming Resources
Video games provide an opportunity for players to experience new and exciting experiences, and for most players across the lifespan of video gaming it is entertaining and fun. Video gaming may become a problem when an individual becomes preoccupied with playing video games at the expense of work, school, friends, family, and wellness. Whether you or someone you care about is looking to quit gaming or build healthier habits, here are some resources that may help.
The Gambling Evaluation and Reduction Program (GEAR) is a home-based counseling program that combines: Phone consultation with certified counselors, workbook exercises, referral resources.
Free and Easy to Enroll
Simply call this toll-free number:
1-877-695-4648 (MY-LIMIT) (24-HOUR HELP LINE)
Or text this number: 503-713-6000
A qualified counselor will talk to you about your gambling to determine if GEAR is right for you.
Reflect, Resource, Renew
This Oregon Health Authority Reflect, Resource, Renew gambling Prevention Program offers additional support to minimize harm and prevent problem gambling from developing. The program tools and resources available can help individuals engage their communities in problem gambling prevention.
Oregon Council on Problem Gambling (OCPG)
Oregon Council on Problem Gambling is the state affiliate to the National Council on Problem Gambling. The OCPG’s purpose is to promote the health of Oregonians by supporting efforts to minimize gambling related harm.
National Council on Problem Gambling
The NCPG is a single access point for those seeking help for a gambling problem. Their purpose is to serve as the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families.
GamTalk – Online Community for People with Gambling Issues
GamTalk is an online community for anyone who has questions or concerns about gambling behavior. Maybe it’s their own gambling, or that of a family or friend. At GamTalk, they can chat with people all over the world who are facing or have faced that same situation—24 hours a day, seven days a week.