- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 21, 2000

Organizations


Compulsive Gambling Center Inc., 924 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. Phone: local (410/332-1111) and toll-free (800/ LOST-BET).
Gamblers Anonymous, PO Box 17173, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017. Phone: 213/386-8789 for local chapters.
The Problem Gamblers' Hotline: 888/BETS-OFF.

On line


The Web site of the nonprofit Minnesota Council on Compulsive Gambling (www.nati.org) has testimony from its executive director, Elizabeth George, to the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, which was created by Congress to examine gambling's impact nationally. The site also has a link to its popular children's magazine, Wanna Bet? (www.wannabet.org) .
The National Gambling Impact Study Commission's report can be obtained at the commission's Web site (www.ngisc.gov) .
The nonprofit National Council on Prob lem Gambling's Web site (www.ncpgambling.org) has a list of questions to help determine whether you have a gambling problem. The council also has a 24-hour toll-free help line (800/522-4700).
The National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling, a national group of volunteers, has a Web site (www.NCALG.org) with helpful information for young people and parents, as well as a toll-free phone number for obtaining more information (800/664-2680).
The nonprofit California Council on Problem Gambling's Web site (calproblemgambling.org) has articles by youth-gambling expert Durand Jacobs and helpful links.
The nonprofit Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey's Web site (www.800gambler.com) has links to Gamblers Anonymous chapters in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Several counselors and psychiatrists who specialize in addictions have a site on the Internet (www.addictions.net) with plenty of help on gambling addictions, including how gamblers' friends and family members can help.

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