Problem Gambling & Behavioural Addictions
Our trained counsellors are here to provide ongoing support to clients of all ages who are struggling with gambling-related issues, as well as, support for gaming, excessive internet use, shopping and hyper-sexuality issues.Service at ADAPT begins with a comprehensive assessment to explore the effects of the problem area on all aspects of one’s life. An individualized treatment plan is then developed by the counsellor and the client. Treatment plans can include individual, group, couples/family counselling, as well as, referrals to day treatment (see below), residential treatment or to other community resources.
Counselling services are also available to the significant others and family members affected by a loved one’s problem behaviour.The person with the problem behaviour [delete: problem gambler]is not required to be a client for family and friends to access ADAPT services.
Problem Gambling Intensive Day Treatment Program
Problem Gambling can affect a person’s finances, job, family, emotional health and the overall quality of [delete: their]life. ADAPT offers a no-cost, 5-day intensive treatment program focused on gambling-specific issues. Through education and support we strive to assist clients in building a foundation for healthy, long-term lifestyle changes. This program is accessible at several locations in Ontario and runs Monday to Friday, 9:30 – 3:30. See the link below for the newest Problem Gambling Day Treatment Newsletter for upcoming dates and locations.
Topics covered in the Problem Gambling Day Treatment program include:
- Education about problem gamblingand how it can become addictive
- Exploring thoughts that maintain problem gambling
- Coping with emotions
- Developing behaviours that support change
- Relapse prevention
All services are fully confidential, free of charge and facilitated bycounsellors with experience specific to behavioural addictions.
For inquiries or referrals please contact the Problem Gambling Day Treatment Program at:
Toll Free: 1-866-783-7073 OR Local: 905-691-0231
Problem Gambling – Community Awareness
In addition to treatment, ADAPT services include working within the community to promote awareness, and prevention of problem gambling and/or other behavioural addictions. Upon request, ADAPT can also provide consultation to other community service providers. For more information or to arrange for a presentation in your agency please contact your local ADAPT office location.
**If you are a community worker and would like to refer a client to the Problem Gambling IntensiveDay Treatment Program, please download our Referral Package found here