It used to be gambling only occurred in casinos, but today it takes on many forms and has become more accessible than ever, being available at the touch of a button 24/7. Data shows that approximately one per cent of the adult population in the United States has a severe gambling problem, but less than 10% report having attended gambling addiction treatment or related self-help groups. Getting treatment for compulsive gambling can help people regain control of their lives and in some cases, save lives.
As such, we are incredibly excited to announce a partnership between Nicasa Behavioural Health Services in Illinois and Gamban. Nicasa are providing their clients with our online gambling blocking software, Gamban.
"Blocking software is being increasingly used in recovery, so we are very pleased to be working with Nicasa, who are making Gamban available for free to those who need it in Illinois through their service." - Melissa Etherington, Partnerships Manager at Gamban
Nicasa is a not-for-profit behavioural health services organization helping vulnerable and at-risk children, adults, and families in Lake County and Northern Illinois. Nicasa have been providing services for gambling for almost 20 years and have provided educational workshops to thousands of community members.
“Whether you just started betting or realize your gambling has gotten out of control, we're here for you. Don't wait; call or email now. We look forward to meeting you!" – Elizabeth Thielen, Senior Director at Nicasa Behavioural Health Services.
If you're in Lake Country or Northern Illinois and are struggling with gambling, help is available. Call Nicasa at 847-546-6450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Interpreters are available at sites throughout the county.
- Video counselling can be provided for those with no transportation, childcare, or other obstacles to in-person counselling.
To find out more information about Nicasa and the services they offer, visit their website - https://nicasa.org/problem-gambling-and-sports-betting-services/