Problem Gambling Treatment Program

For most people, gambling is a form of recreation, pleasurable – though not often profitable. For some, however, the pleasure of gambling has spiraled out of control. It has become a serious problem that is similar to an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The problem or pathological gambler can't stop – even when gambling becomes destructive.

Warning Signs of a Gambling Problem

  • Preoccupied with gambling
  • Secretive about gambling habits, and defensive when confronted
  • Trying unsuccessfully to control, cut back, or stop gambling
  • Bragging about gambling, exaggerating wins and minimizing losses
  • Restless and irritable when not gambling
  • Gambling to "feel better"
  • Borrowing money for gambling
  • Lying to hide time spent gambling or unpaid debt
  • Committing crimes to finance gambling
  • Frequent unexplained absences
  • Chasing losses (gambling to win back losses)
  • Losing work time because of gambling
  • Doing something illegal to get money for gambling
  • Jeopardizing a significant relationship or job by gambling
  • Relying on others to bail him or her out to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling

Getting Help 

Lincoln County Problem Gambling program provides gambling prevention, education, and treatment to Lincoln County residents.

Our services include programs such as:

  • community awareness presentations
  • classroom presentations
  • educational materials, handouts, pamphlets
  • consultation to community groups
  • information for parents, educators, health professionals and others
  • evaluations and group treatment

Treatment

Gambling TREATMENT is available in Lincoln County for problem gamblers, their families or employees. Treatment works; it is free, it is confidential.

Call the Help Line at 1-877-695-4648. 24 hours a day,
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call Lincoln County Problem Gambling Treatment Program, (541) 265-4196.