Problem Gambling Services

Problem gambling has been described as one of the most deniable, most hidden addictions. You cannot smell gambling on the breath of its victim and there may be no obvious outward signs of the havoc being wreaked. Despite this cloud of secrecy, its devastation is far reaching.

Community and Family Resources understands the insidious nature of this disease and has trained professional counselors who understand the pain it causes. Symptoms of this illness are financial ruin, physical problems, mental losses, and emotional devastation. Problem Gambling is just as real and just as devastating as addiction to drugs and alcohol.

The caring staff at Community and Family Resources knows that feeling helpless keeps people in the grip of this illness. Individual and group counseling, along with educational services and assistance with referrals for financial counseling, are available for problem gamblers and their families. Various services for problem gamblers are available ranging from 1 hour per month to 30 plus hours a week depending on need:

  • Outpatient Treatment: An individualized treatment plan and schedule is developed to help problem gamblers obtain the goals they have set for themselves.

  • Distance Treatment: In an effort to reduce transportation, childcare, and other barriers to attending counseling at one of our facilities, we offer distance gambling treatment by phone and/or computer.

  • Crisis Services: Around the clock crisis services for problem gamblers are available and can be accessed by calling any of CFR’s offices or the 1-800-BETSOFF phone line.

  • Concerned Persons: Problem gambling causes devastation to families and communities and we offer special outpatient services to non-gamblers that have been affected by gambling. These outpatient services center on the safety, stabilization, and financial recovery of concerned persons.

If you or someone you know is suffering, let us provide the help and hope that can break the cycle of destruction. Community and Family Resources is your resource for compassion, help, and hope. 

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