NCADD Rochester

DePaul's National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Rochester Area provides research-based substance abuse and problem gambling prevention services to a diverse population through education, support, resources, advocacy and referral.

Underage Gambling

Underage Gambling has a solution…YOU!

This program provides education and support for family members affected by the problem gambling of a loved one. Staff provide educational outreach awareness presentations to requesting school and community groups about the inherent risks of problem gambling.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month: Have the Conversation

2017 YOU(th) Decide Problem Gambling Awareness/Media Literacy Outreach Project

NCADD-RA is partnering with the New York Council on Problem Gambling on the 2017 YOU(th) Decide Outreach Project. Our primary audience is youth ages 12-17.

YOU(th) Decide Vision – project designed to be a multi-dimensional prevention effort, which is aimed at reducing underage gambling in NYS.

YOU(th) Decide Mission – project aims to empower youth to make educated decisions regarding their gambling behaviors, and prepare communities to work together to prevent underage gambling.


YOU(th) Decide goals include:

  • Increase awareness of the issue of underage gambling and the importance of decreasing youth access to gambling,
  • Increase awareness of key media literacy facts,
  • Encourage a conversation between youth and their parents and peers around the issues of problem gambling,
  • Increase parental action toward the issue with parent pledges.


Youth be informed, so you can decide! Then have the conversation!

Parent/Adult Community Presentations

Presentations are available upon request to parent and community groups to increase awareness to the potential risks of problem gambling with special emphasis on the risks associated with underage problem gambling by contacting Jennifer Faringer, NCADD-RA Director, at (585) 719-3480 or


Parent Tool Kit


March Madness InfographicGet the facts

Recognizing the signs of problem gambling is the first step toward helping someone you care about or getting help yourself.




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Gamblers Anonymous

For more information on problem gambling, please contact Jennifer Faringer, NCADD-RA Director, at (585) 719-3480 or