Treatment for problem gambling involves counseling, step-based programs, self-help, peer-support, or a combination of these. If you believe that you or a loved one may have a gambling addiction, it may be time to seek professional help. There’s no reason to spend another day struggling with addiction.
Our clinical staff will provide a detailed assessment and develop a treatment plan, based on your individual need. Treatment and assistance may need to address various aspects of the client’s life, family, education, financial issues, any legal problems, and professional situation. Treatment may include education, one-on-one sessions, family sessions, peer groups and other formats.
Advice from us for those who care for a person with a gambling addiction includes the following:
- seek support through self-help groups
- recognize the person’s good qualities and avoid excluding them from family life
- remain calm when discussing gambling with the individual and refrain from preaching, lecturing, or getting angry
- be open about the problem, including with children
- understand that treatment is necessary and can be time-consuming
- set boundaries regarding family finances and avoid paying off the individual’s gambling debts