Remodeled Website Available To Help Those With Gambling Issues

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The Oregon Problem Gambling Resources website has undergone a remodel to help connect those who may have gambling problems with services and resources to help them.

The new website provides a clean un-cluttered modern design that incorporates improved functionality and enhanced content. The updated site serves as a platform to highlight resources available for the gambler themselves as well as for others who may be affected by someone else’s gambling. The website offers many ways for visitors to access resources in their communities, as well as text or chat online with someone regarding help available or call directly by using the 1-877- MY-LIMIT phone number to talk with a trained professional.

The OPGR.org website remodel was a collaboration between the Oregon Health Authority, local community problem gambling treatment and prevention providers, Oregon Council on Problem Gambling, Voices of Problem Gambling, and the Oregon Lottery.

“The goal of the OPGR.org website is to educate the public about the risks associated with gambling behaviors,” said Oregon Lottery Associate Program Manager Krystal Smith. “Additionally, the website helps improve the awareness of free treatment and recovery services available around the state of Oregon.”

The Oregon problem gambling helpline was established in 2001 and receives about 1,000 calls each year. Trained professional staff members are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to listen, educate, answer questions and refer people to free and confidential services. In 2015, the Oregon Problem Gambling Resources website, OPGR.org, was introduced as an additional resource and a way for people impacted by gambling behavior to find information and access to treatment options in their community.

To provide multi-cultural support, the website and other materials continue to be supported in Spanish and provide direct access to resources via the Spanish helpline number 1-844-TU VALES or by visiting opgr.org/es.

Along with this website remodel, there will be a cohesive look and feel among all problem gambling resource materials developed such as, posters, brochures, outdoor advertising, digital and other printed support pieces.

Visit http://www.OPGR.org and scroll through the newly remodeled website for more information and options available.

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