Gambling Addiction Hotlines
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, there are a number of organizations in Canada that can help. Below is a list of some of the most prominent gambling addiction hotlines in the country.
A list of gambling addiction hotlines in Canada
National Problem Gambling Helpline Network:
Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Helpline:
British Columbia Problem Gambling Help Line:
Saskatchewan Problem Gambling Helpline:
Manitoba Addictions Help Line:
Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline:
Quebec Gambling Help and Referral:
New Brunswick Gambling Information Line:
Nova Scotia Problem Gambling Help Line:
Prince Edward Island Problem Gambling Help Line:
Newfoundland Problem Gambling Help Line:
Yukon Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services:
Northwest Territories General Helpline:
Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line:
Statistics on Gambling Addiction in Canada
Gambling addiction is a serious problem in Canada. According to a recent study, gambling addiction affects about 2% of the Canadian population. This means that gambling addiction is a more serious problem in Canada than in any other developed country.
There are many reasons why gambling addiction is such a big problem in Canada. One reason is that in Canada gambling is far more accessible than any other country. There are casinos in almost every city and town in Canada. In addition, there are many online gambling sites aimed at Canadians.
Another reason why gambling addiction is such a big problem in Canada is that it is very easy to start gambling. All you need is a credit card or bank account and you can start gambling online. Becoming addicted to gambling is also very easy.
What are Gambling Addiction Hotlines in Canada?
As previously mentioned, there are a number of such hotlines in Canada with the aim of providing help and support to those struggling with a gambling problem. These hotlines offer confidential, toll-free counselling services that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Counsellors on these hotlines are trained to provide support and information about treatment options for gambling addiction.
How Do I Know if I am Addicted to Gambling?
There are a number of signs and symptoms that may indicate that someone is struggling with a gambling problem. These can include:
- Feeling the need to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired level of excitement.
- Gambling even when you can't afford it and/or going into debt.
- Feeling restless or irritable when you try to cut back on gambling.
- Lying to family and friends about your gambling activities.
- Sacrificing important commitments in order to gamble.
- Feeling guilty or ashamed about your gambling.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the gambling addiction hotline.