For millions of Americans, gambling addiction leads to hopelessness, pain, loss, and misery. Problem gambling can destroy marriages, families and lives. It can take away jobs, income, property and self-respect. The National Gambling Impact Study Commission report estimates that nearly 15 million men, women and children have a problem or pathological addiction to gambling.
Gambling-related suicides are steadily growing as more states legalize gambling. The National Council on Problem Gambling reports that one in five pathological gamblers attempts suicide.
If you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, seek help.