Problem gambling refers to any gambling that goes beyond the normal bounds of gambling for fun, recreation or entertainment. This gambling behavior causes disruption in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social, or vocational.
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc.has counselors trained in problem gambling treatment by itself or as a dual-diagnosis. Our outpatient services help our clients understand the elements and dynamics associated with their gambling condition. The goal is to aid our clients in being able to understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of their gambling problem and its present and future consequences.
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers now provides education and outreach for Gambling Awareness and Problem Gambling Prevention. These programs are designed to benefit both the general public and specific at-risk populations. Some groups that are more at-risk than others for problem gambling are:
- Senior Citizens
- 18-24 year olds
- Individuals with a history of alcohol/drug abuse
- Individuals with a family history of problem gambling
- Parkinson’s Disease patients
The education/outreach sessions are a fun and positive learning experience complete with evidence-based research data, movies, activities, and prizes! These sessions provide new knowledge, encourage discussion, and help participants gain awareness and understanding around the growing issue of problem gambling. The sessions are offered at our agency or can be provided on site at your location within Lake and Geauga counties.
Ohio has over 500,000 problem gamblers and gambling addicts. If you or someone you know needs help call or visit Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. to learn more.