Betting on sports, buying lotto tickets, playing poker, slot machines, or roulette are only a few of the activities in which compulsive gamblers engage. While many prefer gambling in a casino, the rate of online gambling addiction continues to increase with increased use of the Internet.
Problem gambling is any gambling behavior that disrupts your life – it is possible to have a problem with gambling without being totally out of control.
The consequences of problem gambling can be severe and far-reaching for both the gambler and their loved ones.
MCCA has dedicated resources to treat those suffering from problem gambling with the Bettor Choice Gambling Program. This is an outpatient gambling specific treatment program funded by the State of Connecticut.
Outpatient treatment for problem gambling includes:
- individual, group, budget counseling for both gamblers and family members
- psychiatric evaluation for both gamblers and family members
- couples and family counseling
Goals of treatment
- Hope and recovery
- Regaining self-esteem
- Stopping gambling behaviors
- Developing healthy relationships
- Developing new behaviors and strategies to deal with urges to gamble
- Coping with guilt and remorse
If you are unsure as to whether gambling has become a problem for you, MCCA can help you assess the impact of gambling on your life, finances and relationships and decide what role, if any, gambling can play in your life.
The Bettor Choice Gambling outpatient program is available in Danbury, Waterbury, Torrington, and New Milford. Click here, for contact information and directions.
For more information contact:
Scott Nelson, Director of Problem Gambling Services
Phone: 203 733 4524