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The goals of this national campaign are to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services; and to encourage healthcare providers to screen clients for problem gambling.
The theme of this year’s campaign is “Awareness + Action”. It is estimated that up to 2 million Americans meet the criteria for a problem gambling diagnosis, and another 4-6 million exhibit problematic gambling behavior but do not meet the diagnostic criteria.
Compass Mark recognizes that problem gambling impacts people of all ages, ethnicities, and social status. Not only does it affect the person who gambles, but their entire family. Our website provides educational material and referral information for those seeking help for themselves or a family member with problem gambling.
Compass Mark has been using our We Know BETter curriculum in the Lebanon County area schools to talk about gambling with young people. It covers how media and advertisements can have an influence on our decisions. The program also covers ways to make good choices to promote a healthy and happy life.
Our staff has developed webinars and trainings on gaming to include topics such as loot boxes and usage by adolescents that can lead to problem gambling issues. As well as problem gambling among an aging population. Our website provides educational material and referral information for those seeking help with problem gambling.
For more information about Compass Mark, problem gambling, our programs, or to seek help for gambling or substance use issues call Michelle Sweitzer or Josh Mountz at 717-299-2831 or visit www.compassmark.org