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The Alabama Council on Compulsive Gambling (ACCG) is a non-discriminatory, non-profit, gambling neutral organization that provides information, resource referrals, and support services for problem gamblers, their families, employers and others. We also offer prevention and education programs, as well as professional training for mental health, addiction and medical practitioners, gambling operators, governments, businesses, academia, law enforcement authorities, faith based organizations, and others. The ACCG is the Alabama affiliate for the National Council on Problem Gambling, the national advocacy organization to help compulsive gamblers. The ACCG also strives to maintain national regional partnerships.
The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc. (FCCG) is a non-profit corporation, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and is one of more than 30 affiliates of the National Council on Problem Gambling. Since its inception in 1988, the FCCG has remained dedicated to helping anyone negatively affected by problem gambling and is committed to increasing public awareness about gambling addiction thorough statewide education and advocacy efforts. While maintaining a neutral stance on legalized gambling, the FCCG provides free services and supports to anyone negatively impacted by problem gambling, as well as to professionals and others servicing this population.
Founded in 2014, the Georgia Council on Problem Gambling represents the 7th most populous state amongst all state chapters of the National Council on Problem Gambling. GCPG’s mission is to provide leadership in reducing the economic and social impacts of gambling addiction through a continuum of advocacy, public awareness, professional education and evidence based treatment programs. Through a collaboration with the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, GCPC provides Georgia’s only fully operational 24-hour multilingual gambling helpline. GCPG founded the Bridge To Success Program aimed to provide internship training opportunities to college students interested in pursuing careers in addiction counseling.
The Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling is the Affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling for the state of Louisiana. LACG is a non-profit organization with a primary purpose of helping problem gamblers and their families. It operates Center of Recovery-CORE, a free residential adult treatment center for Louisiana residents, which welcomes out of state referrals for a small fee; an Intensive Outpatient Program; Outpatient counseling; and Public Education & Awareness. LACG answers the LA Problem Gamblers Helpline staffed 24/7 by certified Helpline Specialists, and have contracts with numerous other States across the U.S. for services. LACG operates a 24 hour toll-free Suicide Prevention Line and the statewide Substance Abuse Line.
In mid-1995 the Council evolved from the Mississippi Public Policy Think Tank, which was attended by public and private sector leaders who ended the two-day symposium with a long-term strategy to address the issue of compulsive gambling. The Mississippi Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling opened its doors in 1996 and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. It is an affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling and focuses its activities on public awareness and prevention, training, referral to qualified counselors and health care providers and operates a 24-hour toll-free problem gambling helpline.
NCCPG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in 2000 to raise awareness and provide education about compulsive gambling and the help that is available to the entire community of North Carolina. The Council and Board members work to assist compulsive gamblers and their families with treatment and referral assistance via a help line and literature, as well as advocates for problem/compulsive gamblers and their families. The Council works on raising awareness and provides education about compulsive gambling and the help that is available. The Council also maintains an affiliation with the National Council on Problem Gambling in Washington D.C. as a member in good standing.