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An intervention is a tool family and friends use to encourage positive change in a problem gambler's life. Working with a trained counselor, loved ones confront the addicted person in a non-threatening way about the self-destructive behavior. Professional interventions have successfully moved individuals on to counseling in up to 90% of cases.

To find gambling addiction intervention services in Lancaster, PA, contact the referral team at Compass Mark.

Suicide Prevention for Compulsive Gamblers

Studies suggest as many as 1 in 5 pathological gamblers attempt suicide, according to the National Council on Compulsive Gambling. If you or someone you know has thought or talked about suicide, get immediate help:

Treatment Options & Support Groups

Although outpatient gambling addiction treatment programs vary, patients can typically expect to benefit from therapeutic tools such as:

  • Outpatient Treatment: These programs deliver addiction recovery services in a non-residential or partial residential setting. Like inpatient treatment, it often includes group and individual therapy along with additional recovery resources.
  • Inpatient Treatment: Residential treatment combines intensive group and individual therapy with other support recovery services.
  • Support Groups
  • Financial Counseling

The Compass Mark referral team will direct you to the intervention and/or counseling resources you need to find gambling addiction treatment in Lancaster, PA.

For many compulsive gamblers and their loved ones, support groups are a must-have component of long-term recovery. To find a supportive network, contact:

  • Gamblers Anonymous (GA) - Patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), this 12-step program is a network of men and women who want to stop their compulsive gambling. To find a meeting in PA, visit the PA Problem Gambling Gamblers Anonymous Meeting Finder.
  • Gam-Anon - A support group for the partner, family, and friends of problem gamblers.

Self-Exclusion List

The self-exclusion program allows a person to request that he or she be banned from legalized gaming activities in Pennsylvania. The excluded person is also prohibited from collecting winnings, recovering losses, or even accepting comps or free services at a licensed gaming facility. This program is strictly voluntary; you cannot place another person on the exclusion list.

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