Is the money or time you’re spending at the casino causing problems in your life?
Give yourself a break. One tool that many people find useful is self-exclusion. That is when you voluntarily complete a form which keeps you from entering all casinos in Maine for a specific length of time.
Many people fill out the self-exclusion form right at the casino. If you are worried that going into the casino to self-exclude will tempt you to gamble, check out the new online self-exclusion service offered by AdCare Maine. The process is fast and easy, and you don’t need to leave your home or office to do it.
How does it work?
First you contact AdCare’s Problem Gambling Services Coordinator, Lori Manson at (207) 626-3615 ext. 20 or email@example.com to set up an appointment. Often, the service can be done right away if you contact Lori 9-5, Monday-Friday or another convenient time may be selected. Lori will email you a form which is fast and easy to fill out online. Then you will meet with Lori via Zoom to complete the process. If you’d like, Lori can also talk to you about additional problem gambling services that are available such as support groups, free online resources, and counseling services which may be provided at no cost if you can’t afford to pay.
What if you don’t want to self-exclude online?
There are locations with trained staff available to process the self-exclusion request with you. Call to make an appointment.
- Augusta: Maine Gambling Control Unit, Phone – 626-3900
- Augusta: Kennebec Behavioral Health, Phone – 474 -8368 ext. 3607
- Bangor: Bangor Public Health and Community Services, Phone – 992-4465
- Portland: Portland Recovery Community Center, Phone – 553-2575
- Skowhegan: Kennebec Behavioral Health, Phone – 474 -8368 ext. 3607
- Waterville: Kennebec Behavioral Health, Phone – 474 -8368 ext. 3607
If you have any questions, or want more information, contact:
Problem Gambling Services Coordinator
AdCare Educational Institute of Maine
207-626-3615, ext. 20