Why Seek Gambling Treatment at Cascadia?
Gambling addiction can interfere with your finances, relationships and life. Cascadia offers free individual, group and couples counseling for Oregon residents.
- Treatment is customized for each client.
- Treatment can help you regain control of your life, deal with the stresses and problems created by gambling, and can help you build new skills to help you reduce your dependence on gambling.
For more information, call Cascadia’s Gambling Treatment line: 503-239-5952.
Our Gambling Treatment Team
For more than 20 years we have been changing lives, restoring hope, and promoting lasting recovery. We have specialized training and years of experience addressing all of the challenges that come with gambling addiction.
We understand that addictive gambling can be relentless and unforgiving. It can destroy not only the life of the gambler but also impacts the financial and emotional safety of their friends and family.
The first step is recognizing and acknowledging the gambling issue.
A recipient of the Oregon Treatment Program Awardee of Excellence, our treatment uses addictions and mental health approaches to help you regain control of your life
Problem gambling occurs in two to three percent of the population, making it far more common than most people know. It is an issue that can remain hidden until the point at which a financial or emotional crisis surfaces.
Problem gambling is a complex issue. There are biological, psychological, social and financial components to it. Problem gambling operates in many ways like a drug addiction, except the person is addicted to a behavior and not a substance. Problem gamblers generally have thought about stopping, but often need help to do it. Problem gambling almost certainly impacts brain chemistry, creating an altered state that occurs during gambling that can become addictive for some people. Chasing this altered state, and chasing lost money, can bring about transient character changes, depression and anxiety. It can be difficult to stop without some kind of support or guidance.
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare offers FREE treatment for problem gamblers and/or their loved ones. Our comprehensive program provides individual, group, couples counseling and financial education. Experience has shown that this type of comprehensive approach works very well. We will work with you to set up a program that is tailored to your specific, individual needs. We also provide problem gambling prevention services in Clackamas County.
You can expect to talk with a professional with specialized training and clinical experience in treating problem gambling. Our treatment team respects just how difficult it can be to initiate counseling, and we work to provide a caring and accepting place for help, and for sharing your experience. Independent research has shown our program to be quite successful in helping people reduce or stop gambling.
FREE individual counseling, as well as couples or group counseling, is available through our program. The gambler in your life does not need to be in treatment for you to be. One thing you can do, whether you participate in our program or not, is work with the gambler to set up reasonable, temporary measures to reduce the gambler’s access to large sums of money. We also encourage you to learn as much as you can about problem gambling. Another resource is to find a Gam Anon support group in your area. Contact us for more information.
All you have to do to get started is call (503) 239-5952 and talk with our Program Coordinator about setting up an initial, free assessment. We believe that a thorough understanding of you as a unique individual is vitally important to the success of your treatment. We will do a thorough assessment and you can then begin learning how to confront and deal with a gambling problem.