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The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has launched a website to help victims of gambling disorders for finding options for treatment and recovery.

WeKnowtheFeeling.org is offering a helpline 1-800-GAMBLER to provide an additional outlet for people experiencing gambling disorders, or for families affected.

Individuals can also send a message ILGAMB to 53342 to get treatment help. Support specialists who operate the helpline and website are trained in evidence-based approaches to connect callers and web-users with treatment and recovery support services.

The website initially offers a quiz to the victims to determine the severity of their gambling problem, chat with a live specialist for advice about responsible gambling, and to get connected with treatment providers.

The gambling website is funded by the State of Illinois. Morneau Shepell, a human resources consulting and technology company, is also associated with the running of the website.

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Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.