NEVADA COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 5552 S. Fort Appache Rd. Suite 100 Las Vegas NV 89148 USA

Mission: Our mission is to generate Awareness, promote Education, and Advocate for quality treatment of problem gambling in Nevada.
Results: Each year we assist more than 1,000 people who call our 24 Hr. Problem Gamblers HelpLine. Council staff and volunteers distribute resource information at health & wellness events and deliver problem gambling awareness presentations to employee groups and community agencies throughout Nevada.
Target demographics: reduce the impact of problem gambling
Programs: 24 hr. HelpLine Youth Prevention / Public Awareness Employee Awareness Training Speakers Bureau Annual State Conference on Problem Gambling
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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702-369-9740
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Rating: 5 stars  

During a preservice meeting I went to a presentation done by the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling and found it to be an excellent resource for my students covering addiction and the issues of underage gambling in our community. Stephanie and her office do an excellent job in reaching the students and I look forward to helping our youth in the near future with ac partnership with the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I believe that my first awareness of Nevada's Council for Problem Gambling came when I was gambling and would see these annoying brochures around the casinos "When the Fun Stops" and I glanced through it and said 'that's not me, I can control my gambling'. Well, another two years of misery, thousands of dollars gambled and the emptiness inside was creating suicidal thoughts, I not only called the number on the brochure but got help through a 12-step program. Almost 11 years later away from the bet, I got to know Carol O' Hare and her remarkable, dedicated, and hard-working staff in the last five or so years. I have volunteered to help put together conference materials and participated (and completed) the 30hour course with the thought of pursuing another masters degree in counseling, specifically gambling addiction. I know that the Council participates in many health fairs around the valley and provide numerous training sessions for the gaming industry to help their employees recognize problem gamblers. It is a shame that their funding has been so drastically reduced over the last couple of years because they currently do a lot, with the limited resources they have, heavily relying on volunteers to provide labor and love for those utilizing the Problem Gambler's hotline.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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