Evergreen Council On Problem Gambling
The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling is here to support Real People and Real Recovery from gambling addiction that can devastate the lives of individuals, couples, families, and friends. It’s important to understand that most people can enjoy gambling for entertainment and recreation. For those who are affected by the serious addiction of gambling, the pain is real. The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) is dedicated to increasing awareness of public health issues around problem gambling and gaming, expanding the availability and integration of services, and supporting advocacy, research, and programs for education, prevention, treatment, and responsible gambling and gambling. ECPG is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 and maintains a position of neutrality on gambling. Our mission is to ensure programs and services to support those who are affected negatively by problem gambling. The Council provides a confidential, toll-free, 24-hour Helpline in Washington State that offers information and referral to treatment services by phone, text, and chat. ECPG also administers a training program for treatment providers, supports outpatient and residential treatment for Washington residents, conducts public awareness and outreach efforts, and works with the gaming industry to promote Responsible Gaming initiatives throughout Washington State. When Gambling Becomes a Problem, there’s HOPE; and Help Starts Here: 1.800.547.6133 / www.evergreencpg.org.