The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR), as established by the Substance Use Disorder Act, provides licensing and funding of gambling treatment services and funding of prevention, and recovery services across the state. IDHS/SUPR also provides training for gambling clinical providers, a public awareness campaign on gambling disorder, a hotline and website for individuals seeking gambling treatment (each of which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), and research/needs assessments on gambling disorder.
IDHS/SUPR has just completed the first Illinois Gambling Needs Assessment to better understand the impact of gambling disorder on and needs of Illinois citizens. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER or text ILGAMB to 833234. You can also visit Are You Really Winning? for more information about problem gambling and how to increase awareness and action on problem gambling. Providers and gambling establishments who want to help raise awareness, can download printed and electronic materials from HelplineIL.org.
Outreach Plan Template (xlsx)
Illinois Eisenberg SBIRT Screening Template (docx)
SUPR Gambling Disorder Professional Staff Form (pdf)
SECTION 7 Service Requirements for Gambling Disorder Services (pdf)
National Problem Gambling Awareness Month 2023
Statewide Gambling and Problem Gambling Needs Assessment
Materials Ordering for Providers and Gambling Establishments: HelplineIL.org