The Helpline Counselor I spoke with was amazing. She was kind and knowledgeable. She made me feel good about reaching out for help.
The Helpline Counselor I spoke with was the best. She uplifted my spirits and allowed me to know I made the right step and that I can do this.
The Helpline Counselor I spoke with talked to me for a good long time. She was very helpful and kind and told me of many options. She was such a help and she made me feel a lot better. I was desperately seeking help, and I am glad she was there.
The Helpline was so helpful. She was a good listener. She answered all my questions and made me feel good about calling. I received lots of helpful information.
Hearing from the VCPG Team on the bi-weekly wellness calls, ‘You can do this, ‘give this a try, what do you want to do’ and ‘how can we be of help’ keeps me grounded and focused on my recovery. Thank God that I did not have to do it my way or alone. Thank You VCPG support team.
I think it's important to recognize that these are people — they have lives in which they're contributing to their communities. This problem is disruptive to their ability to do that. I think it's important to increase the education and awareness to try and reduce this stigma and support those who need the help.
It’s the only addiction that offers hope. I called the Council’s Helpline. I got involved in Gamblers Anonymous, and pulled myself into recovery and started a new career as a counselor working with people struggling with their own gambling issues.