SUBSTANCE ABUSE CENTER
Gambling addiction is a progressive disease. In most people, it begins slowly and grows until the victim's life becomes progressively unmanageable. As repeated efforts to gain control over the addctional fail, life for the compulsive gambler begins to fall apart. If the compulsive gambler could stop chasing losses, he would. Compulsive gamblers may try to stop gambling without seeking help. But most people need professional help to stop for life. Some people can receive help without the inpatient treatment but if assessed and treatment is needed, referrals will be made to inpatient treatment centers for compulsive gambling. If the client is deemed a candidate for outpatient treatment, many are able to enter recovery through the help of an Outpatient program. This type of program does not require clients to take time off from work, leave their families or enter a hospital as an inpatient.