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Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling Email
University of Maryland

Waterloo Crossing
5900 Waterloo Road, Suite 200
Columbia, MD 20145

1-800-GAMBLER - voice

Contact 1Mary Drexler, MSW
Program Director
667-214-2120 - voice
mdrexler@som.umaryland.edu
Contact 2Donna Gaspar
Communications Manager
PurposeThe Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (The Center) promotes healthy and informed choices to Maryland residents regarding gambling and problem gambling through public awareness; training and education, prevention, technical assistance to the behavioral health care system, peer recovery support, research and public policy.
ServiceThe Center provides Maryland Helpline Services - 1-800-GAMBLER - offering free, confidential 24/7 help to treatment, peer support and resources for individuals and their families struggling with problems due to gambling behavior. The Center collaborates with the Maryland Behavioral Health Association to list Providers throughout the state offering "no cost treatment" for individuals and families. The Center's Peer Recovery Support Specialists provide assistance to individuals dealing with at risk and problem gambling by connecting them to resources. Public Awareness and Prevention programs are developed with organizations and communities across the state to promote responsible gambling behaviors and prevent problem gambling across all ages and diverse populations. For agencies, organizations and private practitioners, the Center provides free clinical training on Problem Gambling, and will provide staff presentations and clinical assistance.
SubjectsGambling - Compulsive, Hotlines
Last Updated14 May 2019