From "Problem Gambling and Video Gaming" issue of Visions Journal, 2018, 14 (2), p. 40
British Columbia Responsible & Problem Gambling Program
24/7 BC Gam Info Line: 1-888-795-6111
Find information on gambling, strategies for responsible gambling, preventing gambling problems, and problem gambling. You can use a help finder tool to find a counsellor in your area or call the BC Gam Info Line at any time for information and help. Some British Columbia Responsible & Problem Gambling Program resources are available in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Punjabi.
Learn how gambling games work and how you can manage gambling to reduce the risk of problems. You can also learn more about finding help for problem gambling, including information about the voluntary self-exclusion program.
Information, resources, and tools for gamers and for parents or caregivers who are concerned about a young person. You can take quizzes, read stories, check out the podcast or videos, and connect with others who are changing their relationship with games.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Problem Gambling Program
problemgambling.successbc.ca (Traditional and Simplified Chinese) or www.successbc.ca/eng/services/family-youth/counselling-service (English)
Education, prevention, self-help resource, and support for Chinese community members. The program offers free counselling for people who want to manage problem gambling and family members who have been affected by gambling.
Staying Mentally Healthy with Technology
Strategies to help you find healthy balance in your technology use and help you recognize when technology use is becoming more harmful than helpful.
Centre for Gambling Research at UBC
The Centre for Gambling Research at UBC aims to better understand the psychology of gambling. You can read research, reports, and media articles on gambling and problem gambling, and find a directory if you need help with a gambling problem.
Pinwheel Education Series Recording:
Building a Healthy Relationship with Video Games
An audio recording for a past Pinwheel Education Event. Presenters discuss excessive gaming and share tips to help young people build healthier relationships with games.
In The Know education session recordings
The Institute for Children and Families (formerly FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health) have recordings from two past education sessions: Video Gaming, Social Media Misuse, and Other Related Digital Addictions among 8 to 25 Year-Olds and “Just One More Game…” Parenting and Video Games.
Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Knowledge Exchange
Resources from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario. Find research, policy, and evidence-based practices as well as webinars and other training opportunities.
Problem Gambling resources and support
Call 211 or visit redbookonline.bc211.ca to search for supports like SMART Recovery, Gamblers Anonymous, local support groups, and service providers.