Problem Gambling Programs

Do you or does someone you love have a gambling problem? There is help available.

  1. The Problem Gambling Treatment Services Program provides assessments, educational services, and outpatient treatment for individuals and families seeking services for problem gambling and gambling addictions.

If you or someone you love is seeking treatment, contact:
Dr. James Whelan, Executive Director, The Gambling Clinic
University of Memphis, Department of Psychology
400 Innovation Drive
Memphis, TN 38152-3230
Phone: (901) 678-3736
E-mail: jwhelan@memphis.edu

   2. The Problem Gambling Outreach, Education, & Referrals Program is a service for individuals and their families who have experienced problems with compulsive gambling.  The program provides education and resources about problem gambling and gambling addiction which increase public awareness and identifies individuals who may be at risk.

A 24-hour referral hotline provides information to callers about services which provide assessment and outpatient treatment to those individuals and families seeking problem gambling and gambling addiction services.

For confidential help 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, contact the REDLINE: 
Tennessee Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (TAADAS)
Phone: 800-889-9789

For more information about Problem Gambling programs, contact:
Melvin Smith
Treatment Specialist
Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Phone: (615) 532-7807
E-mail: melvin.smith@tn.gov