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March is problem gambling awareness month in Illinois Problem Gambling Awareness Month

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CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Human Services has recognized March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. To raise awareness around gambling disorders and honor those in recovery, participating buildings in downtown Chicago will be lit teal and a statewide art contest will shine a spotlight on the power of recovery. According to research by Health Resources in Action nearly 400,000 of Illinois residents have a gambling disorder, and 700,000 are at risk of developing a gambling disorder. If gambling has become a problem for you or someone you know, call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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