Welcome to Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance

Whether you’re seeking information or help for a gambling problem, you’ve come to the right place.

Gambling, in all its various forms, has become increasingly prevalent in today’s society. In fact, 75 percent of Minnesotans have participated in a form of gambling in the last year. Most who gamble are able to enjoy it as a healthy form of recreation. Others, however, are unable to stop, even when their gambling habit empties their wallet and tugs at their soul. The Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance was formed to address the needs of Minnesotans whose gambling goes beyond normal recreation bounds

The Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance (NPGA), Minnesota’s affiliate to the National Council on Problem Gambling, is a non-profit, gambling-neutral organization dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesotans affected by problem gambling. We achieve this by increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling and advocating for support services and treatment for persons adversely affected by gambling.

 


 

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    David Velleman, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, is seeking to recruit gamblers for particip...
    There is great power in learning from someone who has “been there before.” People with similar experiences may be able to listen and provide hope ...
    Stakeholders from a variety of Minnesota problem gambling interests met for the first Minnesota Problem Gambling Summit on Dec. 13 at the Earle Brown ...
    In retrospect, Paula Detjen’s career destiny was set out before her at an early age. It just took a while to embrace it.\r\n\r\nPaula grew up as a child...
    Statistics depict the high risk of suicide for compulsive gamblers. Here are some interesting facts assembled by Michael Goldman that were presented a...
    Sadly, the media is replete with stories of compulsive gamblers who have taken their own lives. Suicide is a very real and all too common consequence ...
    Studies show that attending self-help support groups, such as Gamblers Anonymous (GA), plays a significant role in recovery from addiction. The longer...