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Nevada Launches Project Worth To Combat Problem Gambling

Project Connects Problem Gamblers With State-Funded Resources

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The state of Nevada announced Monday that it was launching a program to help problem gamblers in the Silver State.

The state’s Department of Health and Human Services Problem Gambling Services announced the launch of Project Worth. According to Nevada Business, the project is an online service that links Nevadans with gambling addictions to available treatment resources.

All of the resources listed by the project are state-funded, include treatment centers and helpline, and are available to residents in all areas of the state. The project’s mission is to remind those suffering from a gambling addiction that their lives are worth fixing and they are not alone in their struggle.

“Project Worth was created to help people in the state of Nevada learn that everyone is worthy of support if they find themselves experiencing any of a range of harms from gambling – from mild to moderate to severe,” said chair of the Advisory Committee of Problem Gambling Alan Feldman in a statement. “We want Nevadans to know that if they struggle with any kind of a gambling problem, there are treatment resources available on both the state and national levels to help them redefine their personal worth. And these resources are free or very low cost.”

It is estimated that every year, 180,000 Nevadans, or about six percent of the population, suffer from problem gambling.

The project works with three state-funded treatment centers in Northern Nevada and another three in Southern Nevada. Two of the three Northern Nevada centers are located in Reno, while all three of the Southern Nevada locations are Las Vegas-based.

All of the resources can be found at projectworthnv.org.