Gambling Education and Prevention
Education and training sessions are offered for the general public, schools, families and allied professionals. Prevention initiatives increase awareness of the issue of problem gambling and seek to minimize the risk. We provide:
- Prevention Resources
- Community Presentations
- High Risk Education Groups
- Problem Gambling Screening
The assessment process evaluates personal strengths and areas of difficulty, it evaluates gambling behaviours, explores personal goals, and generates recommendations and referrals.
Allows people to work towards negotiated goals and can address a variety of issues related to problem gambling. Counselling may be a specialized focus including stress management; spirituality; grief and loss or coping with trauma. In addition, we provide discharge planning and referrals as needed.
Residential Treatment Program
For those individuals who could benefit from an extended stay in a safe environment that:
- Provides opportunity to focus on developing healthier lifestyle habits
- Provides opportunity to join with other people who share similar experiences and challenges
- Examines values, beliefs and feelings in order to be able to respond differently to urges and temptations
- Challenges thinking by exploring the myths and realities of gaming
- Provides opportunities to learn how to embrace new ways of behaving that promotes positive change
Intensive day/evening treatment
Day or evening programs of 3-10 days are offered for those who either don't require the intensity of the residential group or who can't attend one for various reasons.
Gambling Information & Treatment Group (GIT)
Is an educational group open to anyone interested in understanding more about gambling and related issues.
Youth in Transition (YIT) Program
Specialized programs are offered for youth and young adults who are bridging the gap between adolescence and adulthood:
- Harm Reduction Group
- Information/ Education and Skill Building Activities
- Alternative Strategies to Problem Gambling
Partners and family members often experience stress, anxiety and depression as they focus on the person with the gambling problem and so may neglect their own needs.
Individual or couples counselling is offered. This can include children and parents of the gambler.
Group sessions provide an opportunity to connect with other people who are struggling with the impact of problem gambling on their families and relationships.
Continuing Care Program
Live and Learn sessions provide education on topics related to recovery such as Relationships, Stress, Leisure and Spirituality. Open to family & friends. Sessions are weekly in the evening with no pre-registration required to attend.