News Update from the
Region 5 Problem Gambling Awareness Team
November 2023
Gambling is defined as risking something of value on the outcome of an event when the probability of winning is less than certain.

Problem Gambling or Gambling Disorder is characterized by behavior that leads to adverse consequences for the individual, families,
and society.
Free Online Tools That Can Help
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Mitigating Risks and Prevention Resources

Importance of Gambling Awareness for Youth
Supports for Parents and Caregivers.
Keep video gaming healthy and balanced. The Powered Up courses are free for parents and players.
Join us for an in-person educational workshop in Danbury 12/5 7:00-9:00 p.m. All are welcome!
Help Is Available
MCCA is the Bettor Choice Provider in Region 5 offering outpatient and short-term inpatient treatment to those struggling with gambling and their families. Visit their webpage here.

Gamblers Anonymous is fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Visit to locate a meeting near you.

Gam-Anon ( is a self-help organization for the spouse, family or close friends of those with a gambling disorder. 
About Our Team

The Region 5 Problem Gambling Awareness Team consists of community stakeholders working toward raising awareness around disordered gambling and helping connect those in need to treatment.  

Our partners include DMHAS Problem Gambling Services, The CT Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) and treatment providers MCCA, McCall Center for Behavioral Health, and Apex Community Care.

CCPG Conference Highlights
10 members of our Gambling Awareness Team attended the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling's Annual Conference. It was a great opportunity for the 5 regional coordinators to engage with participants and recruit new members to the Gambling Awareness Teams across the state.
The conference had many interesting presentations/panels on gambling, ranging from a clinical standpoint, lived experience, and trends arising in the area- such as sports betting. Thank you to CCPG for allowing us to participate in such an informational event.
Please visit the team webpage where you can find out more and download resources to share!

Western CT Coalition is the Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization servicing the 43 towns of DMHAS Region 5.

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