Getting Help

There is a solution.  Treatment is effective.  Problem gamblers can overcome their dependency and change their lives.  South Carolina provides comprehensive treatment through a network of 46 county offices throughout the state that provide specialized services for individuals and families affected by problem gambling.

Take the first step, call the S.C. Gambling Helpline toll-free at 1-877-452-5155.

The S.C. Gambling Helpline is managed by the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS).  The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will speak directly with a trained counselor who will arrange an individualized assessment and treatment plan for you.  Treatment programs focus on the nature of compulsive gambling, denial and recovery, relapse prevention and other issues that may impact your recovery.  After completion of the treatment program, referrals are made to continuing care groups like Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon. For assistance in other states, please call the National Council on Problem Gambling Helpline toll-free:  1-800-522-4700.