Last update: 11 Nov, 2021
At DraftEdge, we are committed to promoting responsible gaming practices and ensuring that our users have access to the necessary resources for support and assistance. While our website only provides sports knowledge, research, and information about players, we understand that some users may be visiting our site to improve their strategies for daily fantasy sports and other gambling-related activities. We encourage responsible gaming and want to provide you with information on where to get help if you or someone you know is struggling with problem gambling.
Recognizing Problem Gambling
It is essential to recognize the signs of problem gambling. Some indicators may include:
- Spending more time or money on gambling than planned or affordable
- Chasing losses or trying to win back money lost
- Neglecting personal, professional, or family responsibilities due to gambling
- Borrowing money or selling possessions to finance gambling
- Lying about the extent of gambling involvement
- Feeling guilty, anxious, or depressed about gambling behavior
- Gambling to escape from personal issues or problems
Getting Help and Support
If you or someone you know is struggling with problem gambling, don’t hesitate to seek help. There are several resources available to provide support, guidance, and assistance:
- National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG): The NCPG is a national organization dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by problem gambling. They provide a 24-hour helpline at 1-800-522-4700 and a chat service at www.ncpgambling.org/chat.
- Gamblers Anonymous (GA): GA is a support group for individuals who want to stop gambling. They provide a 12-step program and meetings across the country. To find a meeting near you, visit www.gamblersanonymous.org.
- Gam-Anon: Gam-Anon is a support group for friends and family members of problem gamblers. They provide resources, meetings, and a 12-step program to help those affected by someone else’s gambling problem. For more information, visit www.gamanon.org.
- National Problem Gambling Clinic: The National Problem Gambling Clinic provides treatment, support, and advice for individuals experiencing gambling problems. They offer assessments, therapy, and group support. Visit www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/mental-health-services/addictions-and-substance-misuse/national-problem-gambling-clinic for more information.
- Self-Exclusion Programs: Many countries and states offer self-exclusion programs that allow individuals to voluntarily ban themselves from gambling establishments or online gambling sites. Research your local area’s self-exclusion options to find out more.
Remember, if you or someone you know is struggling with problem gambling, help is available. Reach out to the resources listed above, and take the first step toward a healthier and happier life.