Counseling for Gambling Disorders
Heritage offers assessment and treatment for individuals seeking help with problem gambling. Labels such as problem gambling are often used to describe individuals who are experiencing some adverse consequences as a result of their gambling but do not quite meet the criteria for a diagnosis of pathological gambling.
Gambling Disorder is indicated by FOUR (or more) of the following:
Preoccupied with gambling
Unable to cut back or control
Irritable or restless when attempting to cut down or stop gambling
Risks more money to reach desired level of excitement
Gambles to escape problems or depressed mood
Lies to family and others about gambling
Risks or loses relationships or job because of gambling
Relies on others for financial needs caused by gambling
Current research estimates that the prevalence of disordered gambling is between 1-2% of the population in the US and Canada.
How Do I Get Help?
Individual therapy for problem gambling are offered at Heritage Behavioral Health Center.
Other Sources of Help
Problem Gambling Hotline: 1-800-522-4700
Gamblers Anonymous: http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/
State Resources Available:
Illinois Council on Problem Gambling
Text: “ILGAMB” to 53342