Manhattan Problem Gambling Resource Center PGRC

Need Help to stop gambling?

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(929) 955-3061

All calls are confidential. Help to stop gambling online. 


Is gambling taking control of your life? Are you having difficulties with managing the number of bets you place? If gambling is your addiction, we are here to help!

The Manhattan PGRC is horning PTSD Awareness month!



Fact’s About problem gambling and PTSD 

  • Individuals with GD report higher levels of lifetime history of PTSD (up to 14.8% lifetime prevalence; Kessler et al., 2008)
  •  Individuals with GD or PTSD are at greater risk of developing the other disorders (Parhami et al., 2014)


Problem gambling warning signs 

  • 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. For instance, you are unable to gamble or trying cut back.
  • Bragging about how much/how you are winning.
  • Problems at work. Because you are being distracted by planning gambling activities.
  • Financial distress is due to gambling and gambling losses.

Here are some reasons for calling for help.

Has gambling became a problem  for you or someone you love?

Have sport betting, mobile betting, lottery, casinos, scratch off , got out of control ?

You are not alone the Manhattan Problem gambling resources center can HELP!


All calls are confidential and free.


Manhattan Problem Gambling Resource Center PGRC Team

  • Sheena Smith

    Sheena Smith NYC PGRC Co-Occurring Services Coordinator

  • Deborah Lavaud

    Deborah Lavaud Program Manager

  • Betsy Wroblewski, LCSW

    Betsy Wroblewski, LCSW Clinician

  • Ronald Calderwood, LMHC

    Ronald Calderwood, LMHC Clinician

  • Ellen Friedman, LCSW

    Ellen Friedman, LCSW Clinician

  • Marie Colwell, LCSW

    Marie Colwell, LCSW Clinician

  • Rob Diamond, LCSW

    Rob Diamond, LCSW Clinician

  • Bill Hughes, LCSW

    Bill Hughes, LCSW Clinician

Additional PGRC Team Programs:
NYS Office of Addictions Services and Supports Problem Gambling Treatment and Prevention
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