Problem Gambling Services
Through a contract with the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, AdCare manages problem gambling services including non-casino Self-Exclusion sites as well as participation in administrative oversight of the Gambling Addiction Treatment Network of providers.
Support for Problem Gambling
If gambling is causing problems in your life, or if you are concerned about someone else’s gambling, there is help available. Download a list of resources including helplines, support groups, community recovery centers, self-help workbooks, etc.
Problem Gambling Resources for Maine Individuals Families and Professionals
2-1-1 is Maine’s Problem Gambling Helpline. You are not alone. Help is available. You can be connected to services by:
- Dialing 211
- Text your zip code to 898-211
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Search the database at https://211maine.org/
Download Resources – Maine-specific services, national resources, workbooks, podcasts, and training.
Has Gambling Become a Problem? – Download the flyer.
Virtual Resource Booth– The booth includes information on services, videos, support, training, and more all in one visual learning experience.
What is self-exclusion?
Self-exclusion is action that a person can take to ban themselves from entering all casinos in Maine for a specific period of time. It also ends any privileges they have with the casino such as check-cashing services. A person can choose to self-exclude for 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, or for lifetime. The Gambling Control Board holds the official self- exclusion list and releases the names only to casino or slot establishments. No one except the Gambling Control Board may release the names of anyone on the self-exclusion list.
– Download the self-exclusion process FAQs.
– Download the Maine self-exclusion program brochure.
– View and search the list of self-exclusion locations.
Gambling Addiction Treatment Reimbursement Network
The Gambling Addiction Treatment Reimbursement Network is an opportunity for treatment providers to become eligible to be reimbursed for gambling treatment. Learn more about eligibility, membership, how to apply, and how to get reimbursed.
If you are an individual with a gambling problem, or a loved one impacted by another’s gambling, you may be eligible for no-cost counseling through Maine’s Gambling Addiction Treatment Fund. Contact 211 Maine for a list of counselors in the network
Learn the basics of screening for problem gambling and gambling disorder
- Download the Problem Gambling Screening Toolkit.
- Brief Gambling Screening
- Problem Gambling Severity Index
- Do you want to learn more? Check out the free, self-paced, on-demand learning module Screening for Gambling Problems and Gambling Disorder: A toolkit to introduce formal and informal screening tools.
Do you have questions about Problem Gambling Services in Maine?
Contact Lori Manson, Problem Gambling Services Coordinator at (207) 626-3615 ext. 20 or at email@example.com.