Problem Gambling

In partnership with the NC Problem Gambling Administration, Sunrise Community has created a first of its kind Problem Gambling training for Recovery Coaches! This training defines the hidden addiction of problem gambling while showing the correlation between problem gambling and mental health/substance use struggles. 

The training brings to light the unique hurdles that people who struggle with problem gambling face and explores how to use Recovery Coach training as a base of knowledge to support those struggling with this addiction.

As a bonus, completing this training will qualify a person to work for the NC Problem Gambling Administration on a part time basis (you set your schedule) at their 24/7 Problem Gambling Warmline.

If you are personally trained as a Recovery Coach or if your organization has trained Recovery Coaches on staff who want to address and support the large service gap that is problem gambling, this is for you!  We offer
3-4 Contact hours of credit (class size will determine training length) to take this course and you must be a certified Recovery Coach to attend. Contact information below. 

Interested in taking the Problem Gambling Training?
Fill out the form below.


  • GAMBAN  is software for blocking gambling sites and applications, which can be used on computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. It is FREE for residents of NC and can be a powerful tool to aid in willpower and reduce risk of returning to gambling. Click here to access your FREE Gamban license.
  • Problem Gambling 101: A comprehensive overview on the issues related to Problem Gambling and the intersectionality with substance use and mental wellness challenges. Contact Josh Hampton at or call 828-505-5147 to arrange for a presentation for your business, civic group, congregation or more!
  • Problem Gambling Helpline: Call
    877-718-5543 to speak to someone 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

CALL Sunrise’s Problem Gambling Coordinator Josh Hampton 828-505-5147
or email for more information on available resources or to talk to a Certified Peer Support Specialist about problem gambling.

If you need to speak to someone 24/7, please reach out to the NC Problem Gambling Helpline at 877-718-5543. Someone is available to speak to you 24 hours a day/7 days a week.