Mental Health

Problem Gambling and Mental Health

People may not see a connection between their gambling and their health concerns however, problem gambling is associated with a range of mental health problems:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Other mood disorders
  • Stress
  • Heavy alcohol use or drug problems
  • Poor physical health (such as headaches and difficulty sleeping)
  • Suicidality

Problem gambling coincides with high rates of co-morbidity (the existence of other conditions such as alcohol and drug use and mental health issues, particularly depression) and cross addiction. There is also considerable evidence that people gamble to alleviate psychological problems. If your gambling is causing you concern, chances are your mental health is suffering as a result.

Contact Us

Center for Addiction Recovery & Empowerment (CARE)
For an appointment call CARE at (408) 975-2730.

Hours of operation:
Regular office hours M-F 8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

 

Problem Gambling Resource Guide

Problem Gambling Alliance (PGA)

Prevention and Education Services

National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAfASA)
340 East Second Street, Suite 409
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 625-5795
www.napafasa.org

NICOS Chinese Health Coalition
1208 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 788-6426
Chinese Language Helpline: 1 (888) 968-7888
www.nicoschc.com

ONTRACK Program Services
1331 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 285-1810
www.ontrackconselting.org

Self-Help Groups

Gamblers Anonymous International Service Office
P.O. Box 17173
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 1 (800) 287-8670
www.gamblersanonymous.org

Gam-Anon International Service Office, Inc.
P.O. Box 157
Whitestone, NY 11357
Phone: (718) 352-1671
www.gam-anon.org

Help Lines

California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG)
800 South Harbor Boulevard, Suite 255
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: (714) 765-5804
Helpline: 1 (800) GAMBLER or 1 (800) 426-2537
www.calproblemgambling.org

California Lottery Program Gambling Helpline
Helpline: 1 (888) 277-3115
www.calottery.com/playresponsibly

National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)
730 11th Street, NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 547-9204
Helpline: 1 (800) 522-4700
www.ncpgambling.org

NICOS Chinese Health Coalition
1208 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 788-6426
Chinese Language Helpline: 1 (888) 968-7888
www.nicoschc.com

Information

California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG)
800 South Harbor Boulevard, Suite 255
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: (714) 765-5804
www.calproblemgambling.org
Information on counselors and treatment programs:
www.calproblemgambling.org/help counseling.htm

Self-Exclusion Program Bureau of Gambling
Control Office of the Attorney General California,
Department of Justice
1425 River Park Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 263-3408
www.ag.ca.gov/gambling/

Referral

Santa Clara County Mental Health Call Center
Phone: 1 (800) 704-0900

Santa Clara County Emergency Psychiatric Services
Phone: (408) 885-6100

Department of Alcohol and Drug Services Call Center
Phone: 1 (800) 488-9919

Treatment Providers

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
2400 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: (408) 975-2730
www.aaci.org

Asian American Recovery Services (AARS)
1340 Tully Road, Suite 304
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: (408) 271-3900
www.aars.org

12-Step Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
www.aa.org

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
www.na.org

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
www.sa.org

Cessation Programs

Breathe California
1469 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
www.lungsrus.org
408-998-5865

Domestic Violence Services

Asian Women’s Home – Domestic Violence Program and Shelter
2400 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95128
24-hour Helpline: (408) 975-2739
www.sjawh.org

Protective Services

Child Protective Services (CPS)
Santa Clara County Family and Children’s Services
373 West Julian, Building 2
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 299-2071

Adult Protective Services (APS)
Santa Clara County Social Services Agency
333 West Julian Street, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 975-4900
1 (800) 414-2002

San Jose Police Department (SJPD)
201 W. Mission Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 277-8900
www.sjpd.org

Family Services

International Children Assistance Network (ICAN)
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
532 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: (408) 509-8788
Phone: (408) 993-9445
www.ican2.org

Immigration and Citizenship Program Center for Employment Training
701 Vine Street, Office 114
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 287-7924
www.cetweb.org

Parents Helping Parents (PHP)
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 727-5775
CA Toll Free: (855) 727-5775
www.php.com

Research

California Department of Alcohol and Drug Administration Office of Problem Gambling
1700 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: (916) 327-8611
www.adp.ca.gov/opg/

California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General Bureau of Gambling Control
1425 River Park Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 263-3408
www.ag.ca.gov/gambling/

California Gambling Control Commission
2399 Gateway Oaks, Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 263-0700
www.cgcc.ca.gov/

UCLA Gambling Services Program
Phone: (310) 825-4845
www.uclagamblingprogram.org