Central PGRC
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Help to stop gambling and sports betting. Help for gambling addiction.

Confidential Local Help For Gambling Harms

For 24/7 Support, Call the NYS OASAS HOPEline at 1-877-8HOPENY

Email:  [email protected]

All calls are confidential. Help to stop gambling online, and buying lottery tickets. 

Find your local PGRC here 

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Problem Gambling and Gambling Addiction? Help to Stop Gambling.

  • Lying about how much you are gambling. And consequently borrowing money to gamble and pay debts.
  • Using money for gambling instead of paying bills. Despite the consequences.
  • Feeling anxious. Because for instance, you are unable to gamble or trying cut back.
  • Bragging about how much/how often you are winning.
  • Problems at work. Because you are being distracted by planning gambling activities.
  • Financial distress due to gambling and gambling losses.

*Notably, problem gambling, lottery and scratch offs and sports betting is also often easy to hide. There is in fact no “face” to problem gambling. Therefore, it is important to know the signs. As you can see, even the warning signs can be hidden. Above all, we can help. If you or a loved one need help with a gambling problem or gambling addiction, promptly call or email today, help to stop gambling is available.

Click here for more WARNING SIGNS, of problem gambling.

For Local Addiction Treatment Center Support, Contact:

Helio Health

St Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center

McPike Addiction Treatment Center




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Central Problem Gambling Resource Center in the News:AuburnPub.com – You Can Recover From Problem Gambling

Oswego County Today – Clinicians Needed!

Rome Sentinel – Mental Health and Problem Gambling 

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The Daily News – Mental Health and Problem Gambling

NYCPG – Financial-health and gambling  

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Syracuse.com “Recognize Problem Gambling”


About the Central Problem Gambling Resource Center: Help to Stop Gambling, Lottery, and Sports Betting.

The Central Problem Gambling Resource Center (PGRC) is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling. Funding comes from the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. Additionally, we serve Cayuga, Cortland, Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties. As well as Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, and  St. Lawrence. Also the cities we serve are Auburn, Watertown, and Utica, Syracuse. As well as Rome, Oneonta, Ogdensburg, Canton, Governor. And Potsdam, Fulton, and Lowville. Finally, the Central PGRC aims to increase public awareness of problem gambling. And also, to connect individuals and their families struggling with gambling, sports betting and lottery issues to get the HELP they need. Therefore, we focus on supporting individuals and families by reducing barriers to getting help. The Central PGRC is the premier center for providing help. So next call us, help to stop gambling is available now. NYProblemGamblingHelp.org


Central PGRC Team

  • Jessica McCarthy

    Jessica McCarthy Team Leader

  • Melissa Kallfelz, LMHC

    Melissa Kallfelz, LMHC Clinician

  • Tricia Dennis, LMHC

    Tricia Dennis, LMHC Clinician

  • David Bowman, LCSW, CASAC 2

    David Bowman, LCSW, CASAC 2 Clinician

  • Maureen Kiely

    Maureen Kiely Clinician

  • Helio Health Inc. - Outpatient Program

    Helio Health Inc. - Outpatient Program Oneida County

  • McPike Addiction Treatment Center - Inpatient Program

    McPike Addiction Treatment Center - Inpatient Program Oneida County

  • Saint Lawerence Addiction Treatment Center - Inpatient Program

    Saint Lawerence Addiction Treatment Center - Inpatient Program Saint Lawerence County

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