Gambling Awareness Program (GAP)

MAHA’s Gambling Awareness Program (GAP) aims to expand gambling awareness and gambling addiction prevention services in the state of Illinois. With funding support from the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SURP), the GAP program provides community outreach and education, addiction screenings and intervention, and linkage/referral services for counseling and treatment. 

GAP Goals/Activities:

  • Increase knowledge of problem gambling and gambling addiction through social media and workshops.
  • Share information and resources through partnerships.
  • Engage community members in open discussion around gambling and gambling addiction.

Get involved:

  • Help us collect data on gambling behavior and problem gambling in your community.
  • Collaborate on community outreach and intervention best practices.
  • Spread the word and share resources and information to educate those around you.

Please click here to take a quick survey to help people decide on their own whether to seek a formal evaluation for their gambling behavior. We will follow up with people with potential gambling-related problems and the need for additional evaluation.