Problem Gambling

The Problem Gambling Program was established to provide and support effective problem gambling prevention, education, outreach and treatment programs throughout the state.


The North Carolina Problem Gambling Prevention Program is offering mini grants (up to $5000) available to middle and high schools to present Stacked Deck, the only SAMHSA approved evidence-based curriculum for problem gambling prevention among teens and young adults.  Over 40 middle and high schools in North Carolina are currently presenting the Stacked Deck curriculum. 

Scholarships are also available for teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators to receive training on the Stacked Deck curriculum during the 2019 North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies Summer School in Wilmington. Scholarships cover room and board, tuition and on-campus meals.  

For more information, please contact Alison Drain, Prevention Coordinator.
Phone: 919-800-8482

Program Scope
Facilitator’s Guide


Adults ages 18-24 have a significantly higher risk of developing a gambling problem.  In order to prevent problem gambling, we are currently offering $5000 mini-grants for on-campus Prevention and Awareness Initiatives.  Colleges, universities, and community colleges across North Carolina are currently participating. These sites are working to raise awareness of problem gambling on their campuses, screen for problem gambling among their student populations, and seek to improve their on-campus policies as it relates to gambling among students and staff.

Military and Veterans

Military personnel are more likely to develop a gambling problem than the rest of the population.  The North Carolina Problem Gambling Program is working to increase outreach to members of the military, veterans, and their families.

Screening / Assessment Tools

Lie-Bet Screening Tool
NODS Self-Assessment Screening Tool
NODS Clip Screening Tool
DSM V Diagnostic Criteria: Gambling Disorder


Amanda Winters - Program Administrator
Phone: 984-236-5123

Alison Drain - Prevention Coordinator
Phone: 919-800-8482