Need Help Now? Call 1-800-333-HOPE or text HOPE to 61222 


Self-Assessment Survey

The following three-question survey provides insight into whether or not gambling habits have maybe moved from recreational to something more problematic.

In the Past Year:

Have you become restless, irritable or anxious when trying to cut down on gambling?
Have you tried to keep family or friends from knowing how much you gambled?
Have you had any financial trouble as a result of your gambling that you had to get help with living expenses from family, friends, or welfare?
Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS) (Gebauer, LaBrie, & Shaffer, 2010)

Minnesota Problem Gambling Treatment Program

The Minnesota Department of Human Services problem gambling program offers treatment provider services free of charge for qualifying individuals throughout Minnesota.

Minnesota Problem Gambling Helpline 

The Minnesota Department of Human Services problem gambling program also offers a 24-hour, toll-free helpline, providing callers with confidential advice and information regarding treatment resources in Minnesota.

Call 1-800-333-4673 (HOPE)

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) 

A 12-step support program that holds meetings in approximately 70 communities around Minnesota.

Call 1-855-222-5542 (1-855-2CALLGA)

Project Turnabout: Vanguard Center for Gambling Recovery 

The center is a residential program solely for those suffering from problem gambling. Beginning with a comprehensive, realistic personal treatment plan, the center offers men and women – ages 18 and older – the tools necessary to begin their process to recovery from gambling and discover some of the obstacles in their lives that may challenge long-term recovery.

Fairview Counseling for Gambling Addiction 

Fairview Behavioral Health Services has experts in addiction issues. Our highly qualified professionals with specific training for gambling issues help you understand and overcome the pull of gambling.

Minnesota Crisis Connection 

Find information about suicide prevention or crisis counseling in Minnesota.

Call 1-866-379-6363
For immediate support in a crisis call 9-1-1


This organization for families and close friends of problem gamblers has meetings in nearly 20 cities around the state.

Call 1-888-435-7166 (1-888-HELP1MN)

Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance (NPGA)

Minnesota’s affiliate to the National Council on Problem Gambling, is a non-profit, gambling-neutral organization dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesotans affected by problem gambling.

All of the links provided are to outside sources and are not affiliated, approved, or endorsed by the Department of Human Services.


The official website of Gam-Anon, serving the community through meetings and personal experiences.

Gamblers Anonymous 

Locate a Gamblers Anonymous self-help meeting near you.

National Center for Responsible Gambling 

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding research that helps increase understanding of pathological and youth gambling and find effective methods of treatment for the disorder.

National Council on Problem Gambling 

Find problem gambling help for yourself or someone else.

The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

Your first step to change workbook guide

To help you understand gambling, figure out if you need to change, and decide how to deal with the actual process of change.

Self-help Workbook

This self-help workbook for problem gamblers, developed by the UCLA Gambling Studies Program, is a tool for assisting people who are motivated to stop gambling or to reduce the problems associated with gambling.

Smart Recovery

Offers support and recovery options in an alternative format to 12 step focused programs.

Get Set Before You Bet: Ohio for Responsible Gambling

Massachusettes Council on Compulsive Gambling

New York Council on Problem Gambling

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

If you are not residing in Minnesota, call the national 24-hour, toll-free, confidential lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

All of the links provided are to outside sources and are not affiliated, approved, or endorsed by the Department of Human Services. 

Useful resources for money management, savings tips, and financial planning. 

Smart About Money (SAM) is a program that inspires financial decision making. 

Helps create and track your budgets.

Lutheran Social Services 

LSS services equip and enable people in communities around the United States with quality guidance, knowledge, and tools so they can skillfully achieve freedom from debt and worry about their finances.

Family Means 

Offers many programs to help families and individuals in need. Whether you’re looking for counseling or therapy help, assistance in managing debt, financial planning, budgets, or money management, etc.

American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM) 

Daily money managers (DMMs) provide personal business assistance to clients who have difficulty in managing their personal monetary affairs.

All of the links provided are to outside sources and are not affiliated, approved, or endorsed by the Department of Human Services.