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Nevada Council on Problem Gambling Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Gambling Addiction, Mental Health

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

Geographic areas served: Nevada

Programs: 24 hr. HelpLine Youth Prevention / Public Awareness Employee Awareness Training Speakers Bureau Annual State Conference on Problem Gambling

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is an outstanding organization helping countless numbers of people impacted by Gambling Addiction. Carol O'Hare, Executive Director, and her team work hard to ensure that people understand there is a significant difference between recreational gambling and gambling because of an addiction. Because of thier efforts people do not have to face this difficult issue alone. Thank you to The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling for all they do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

This is the Premium non-profit. They are professional, have their fingers on all that's happening in the field, caring past expectations. As a certified gambling counselor, I DEPEND on them! (And each of the employees are very, very special people!)

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is a great non-profit organization. They provide outstanding support for clinicians working with clients. The Council is continually providing outreach to the Community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am an addiction counselor for the state of Nevada. I came to know about Nevad Council on Problem Gambling when I was working on my certification as a problem gambing counselor. The staff were so encouraging and helpful to work with me so that I could pursue my certification and work in the field. I attended educational courses to build-up my hours and was educated by Carol on how gambling is an addictive disorder. NCPG has great video and reading materials for everyone, and is a place that anyone can go to for more information on complusive gambling.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling positive impact on individuals, the communities of Nevada and the State of Nevada have been unparalleled in bringing help, knowledge and funding about the unspoken demon of compulsive gambling addiction addiction

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate that Carol O has been part of my life and recovery for over 16 years now. Her service and the work of the NV Council on Problem Gambling has been serving the Vegas community tirelessly since I became aware of it back in1996. The reach of their work has opened the door for many problem gamblers to get help and suport. Please give of your time or your resources as you can.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In 2001, when the Nevada Council was asked to assist with the development of a Problem Gambling Assessment for the Clark County Family Court (the first of its kind), the Council stepped up and came through with a successful testing tool and network provider list. Over a decade later, the Problem Gambling Assessment is still being widely utilized by the Family Court, thanks to the Council.

Karen146

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The citizens of Nevada have tremendously benefited from the efforts of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling. The Council has been instrumental in raising problem gambling awareness and advocating for publicly funded problem gambling treatment and prevention programs. Largely through the efforts of the Council, Nevada has a problem gambling helpline and state funded gambling treatment. They tirelessly work to improve the health of our community through their efforts to address problem gambling. The staff and Board Members make up a dedicated group that we can trust to put donations to good work.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Nevada council on problem gambling has provided me the knowledge and education to allow me to pursue licensure to practice in the State of Arizona.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling provides support and direction for agencies in the community who are helping problem gamblers and their families. They work continuously to improve education opportunities for counselors and interns and provide resources for the entire state. Carol O'Hare remains visible and available and puts a face on problem gambling. Keeep up the good work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling has given me the initial education on my journey to become a Gambling Counselor. I recieved 30 hours of training at the council with fine educators in the field of gambling counselors. They continue to provide additional material to further my education and the communities on the disease of problem gambling. I am extremely grateful that they are in town to provide resources to help problem gamblers and carry the message throughout the State of Nevada.

Regina M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helped with general office and mailing. At time had 14 years of abstinence now have almost 22. Despite my extensive meetings and literature consumed learned so much more! I know that the casino industry is VERY grateful for the help and guidance they have received from the council and I can state emphatically that those involved are both very caring and competent and professional

Denise Q.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling has guided my Northern Nevada problem gambling families to help at my non-profit, the Reno Problem Gambling Center, for the six years we have been operating and has helped hundreds of families around the state for decades. The Nevada Council has led the way in establishing and maintaining the best 24-hour help line for anyone needing an answer or urgent assistance, and has been the one place everyone can turn to for direction, data, support, advocacy, prevention, training, workforce development, guidance to Gamblers Anonymous and other resources and has led the way in the nation as the best state council dedicated to problem gambling in the entire country. I've been serving as an advisory member and now a Board member for nearly 10 years, and I know the dedication is the best any problem gambling family can hope for. Thank you, Nevada Council, and carry on!

Bea Aikens

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Before I became involved with the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling; in fact before I even knew who they were, I knew their work as they provide all of the "When the Fun Stops" brochures and posters in all Nevada Casinos. This ONE tool alone makes them a GREAT non-profit! By posting these pamphlets at every casino, problem gamblers know that Help Is Available! In addition to this, the Nevada Council provides terriffic resources to educate employers, the public, family members and the problem gambler about the disease of compulsive gambler and solutions/help available for all impacted by the disease. I am now proud to be affiliated with the Council as a volunteer. Their annual conference is THE source for current information on disordered gambling, treatment, studies, legal issues and a myriad of topical information on this serious public health issue. I am proud to be associated with the council and will continue to give back to this organization that has so positively impacted my life and that of many others.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling has been a fantastic resource for me to find information on problem gambling and how it can affect individuals, their families, co-workers, and their communities. They have provided me with excellent materials and advice that are useful in conducting public outreach and awareness on this devastating illness, including how one can get help and what treatment options are available. Thank you for everything you do!