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GamCare

GamCare is the leading National provider of information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. 

The service includes a freephone helpline and web chat facility.

Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
0808 8020 133
Sector:
Public

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When you are addicted, for example, to the use of alcohol, drugs, smoking, sex or gambling, you are (physically or mentally) dependent on this use or behaviour. You get withdrawal and/or tolerance symptoms when you don't use the substance. Tolerance means that one needs higher quantities of a substance over time to reach the desired effects.
A helpline was originally a telephone service which offers help to those that call. Many helpline services now offer more than telephone support - offering access to information, advice or customer service via telephone, email, web or SMS.