Problem Gambling

There are many forms of gambling, such as lotteries, scratch tickets, bingo, betting on horses or sports, slot machines, cards, etc. In recent years, gambling has gained greater social acceptability and popularity. Advances in technology and increased availability of gambling activities, has dramatically changed the way people gamble. For some individuals, gambling can spin out of control resulting in adverse consequences for them and others in various life areas.

Signs of problem gambling:

  • Being pre-occupied with gambling
  • Increasing bets to achieve desired level of excitement
  • Feeling you cannot reduce or stop
  • Feeling restless & irritable when attempting to change behaviour
  • Gambling to escape feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt or helplessness
  • Chasing your losses to attempt to win back money you have lost
  • Borrowing money from others in order to gamble or pay back debts
  • Lying about involvement
  • Jeopardizing or losing a significant relationship

We can help you:

If you or someone close to you has a gambling problem, we may be able to help by focusing on what you need to do now to regain control of your life. By dealing with the stressors and problems created by gambling and building new coping skills, you can avoid relapse and enhance your life.

Problem Gambling Services include:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Individual Counselling
  • Family member/partner counselling
  • Referrals to community resources