Gambling is recreation to most people. To some, however, it's much more than that. It can be just as disruptive as substances like alcohol and other drugs. In fact, more sixth, eighth and eleventh graders in Washington County gambled in the past 30 days than drank alcohol, smoked marijuana or smoked cigarettes.
Gambling is a behavior that carries risk. If you or someone you care about is putting too much at stake with gambling, help is available 24 hours a day by calling 1-877 MY LIMIT. Or visit www.1877mylimit.org for information or to speak with a problem gambling specialist.
In Washington County, LifeWorks Northwest provides free, confidential and effective treatment for those who need help, including gamblers and family members. Schedule an appointment by calling 503-645-9010. It is okay to play the game, but don't let the game play you! Treatment is free, confidential and it works!
Not sure if there is a problem? Take the Problem Gambling Quiz and find out.
For free, confidential, and effective treatment for the gambler and their families, contact:
14600 NW Cornell Rd.
Portland, OR 97229
Additional offices in Hillsboro and Tigard
Services available for adults and youth