There may be up to around a quarter of a million problem gamblers in Wales and England, and gambling can be as addictive as any substance based addictions. New forms of gambling such as on the internet have also made it easier for people to gamble. If you suspect that you or someone you know may have such an addiction, then there are sources of support to be found below.
A very useful website and helpline if you think there may be a problem with gambling. There's a simple self assessment tool that you can use to think about what to do next.
Freephone 0808 8020133
Using the same method as Alcoholics Anonymous, the organisation provides help and support locally to those who might have a problem. Details of local groups.
Support for the partners and families of those who have gambling addictions.
Free helpline for those who have debt problems.
0808 808 4000