Veterans, especially those with PTSD, are at a higher risk of having problem gambling disorder.
Pennsylvania has the fourth largest population of veterans in the US. Many veterans return home and struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. Along with that, many find that they find solace in risk taking activities such as gambling. For most, gambling activities do not turn into a problematic disorder. But for some, a problem gambling disorder can lead to broken relationships and even homelessness.
If you are a veteran or love a veteran and you have questions or concerns about problem gambling activities, call 1.800.Gambler today.
If you would like to text or chat with a counselor visit the PA Council website.
Problem gambling is not a sign of weakness. You didn’t serve alone, so don’t go it alone. Contact 1.800.Gambler today.