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Compulsive Gambling Treatment

Gambling Problem? We Can Help.

The Capital Area Human Services Gambling Treatment Program provides outpatient treatment for individuals and families who are negatively impacted by problem gambling.
We provide individualized plans that address barriers to recovery, increase insight, and empower individuals to reconcile family relationships.

Gambling Problem? We Can Help.

The Capital Area Human Services Gambling Treatment Program provides outpatient treatment for individuals and families who are negatively impacted by problem gambling.
We provide individualized plans that address barriers to recovery, increase insight, and empower individuals to reconcile family relationships.

Call (225) 362-5360 for an appointment within 24 hours.
All gambling treatment services are provided at no cost to Louisiana residents.

What is Problem Gambling?

Most people gamble for fun and recreation, but some can develop a problem without even recognizing it. Gambling becomes a problem when the strong urge to gamble occurs despite the negative impact on a person’s life. A gambling disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with gambling and failed efforts to cut back, taking increasingly bigger gambling risks, continually chasing bets, hiding gambling behavior, borrowing money or stealing to gamble, and taking time away from work or family life to gamble.

 

Early recognition, intervention and treatment of problems with gambling can reduce the physical and emotional effects of stress, improve self-esteem and coping skills, decrease lost work time and financial strain, and restore family relationships. If you or a loved one shows warning signs of problem gambling, seek help today.

Warning Signs

  • Increasing the amount of time you spend gambling
  • Increase in gambling places visited
  • Preoccupied with gambling and unable to stop
  • Bragging about gambling, exaggerating wins and minimizing losses
  • Restless and irritable when not gambling
  • Gambling to escape problems
  • Gambling when stressed
  • Borrowing money to gamble or as a result of gambling
  • Keeping your gambling a secret
  • Dropping-off in other social or recreational activities
  • Doing something illegal to get money for gambling or as a result of gambling (issuing worthless checks)
  • Jeopardizing a significant relationship or job by gambling

What is Problem Gambling?

Most people gamble for fun and recreation, but some can develop a problem without even recognizing it. Gambling becomes a problem when the strong urge to gamble occurs despite the negative impact on a person’s life. A gambling disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with gambling and failed efforts to cut back, taking increasingly bigger gambling risks, continually chasing bets, hiding gambling behavior, borrowing money or stealing to gamble, and taking time away from work or family life to gamble.

 

Early recognition, intervention and treatment of problems with gambling can reduce the physical and emotional effects of stress, improve self-esteem and coping skills, decrease lost work time and financial strain, and restore family relationships. If you or a loved one shows warning signs of problem gambling, seek help today.

Warning Signs

  • Increasing the amount of time you spend gambling
  • Increase in gambling places visited
  • Preoccupied with gambling and unable to stop
  • Bragging about gambling, exaggerating wins and minimizing losses
  • Restless and irritable when not gambling
  • Gambling to escape problems
  • Gambling when stressed
  • Borrowing money to gamble or as a result of gambling
  • Keeping your gambling a secret
  • Dropping-off in other social or recreational activities
  • Doing something illegal to get money for gambling or as a result of gambling (issuing worthless checks)
  • Jeopardizing a significant relationship or job by gambling

Services We Provide

Screening

Group Sessions

Assessment

Educational Groups

Treatment Planning

Discharge Planning

Individual Sessions

Family Groups

Services We Provide

Screening

Group Sessions

Assessment

Educational Groups

Treatment Planning

Discharge Planning

Individual Sessions

Family Groups

Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions

  1. Have you ever lost time from work due to gambling?
  2. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
  3. Has gambling affected your reputation?
  4. Have you felt remorse after gambling?
  5. Do you ever gamble to get money with which you pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
  6. Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
  7. After losing, do you ever feel you must return as soon as possible to win back your losses?
  8. After a win, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
  9. Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
  10. Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
  11. Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling?
  12. Are you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
  13. Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself and your family?
  14. Do you ever gamble longer than you have planned?
  15. Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?
  16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance your gambling?
  17. Does gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
  18. Do arguments, disappointments, or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
  19. Do you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a  few hours gambling?
  20. Have you ever consider self-destruction as a result of your gambling?
Download 20 Questions PDF

If you answered yes to seven or more of these questions, you may have a gambling problem.

 

Regain control of your life. Call the National Gambling Hotline at (877) 770-7867

Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions

  1. Have you ever lost time from work due to gambling?
  2. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
  3. Has gambling affected your reputation?
  4. Have you felt remorse after gambling?
  5. Do you ever gamble to get money with which you pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
  6. Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
  7. After losing, do you ever feel you must return as soon as possible to win back your losses?
  8. After a win, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
  9. Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
  10. Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
  11. Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling?
  12. Are you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
  13. Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself and your family?
  14. Do you ever gamble longer than you have planned?
  15. Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?
  16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance your gambling?
  17. Does gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
  18. Do arguments, disappointments, or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
  19. Do you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a  few hours gambling?
  20. Have you ever consider self-destruction as a result of your gambling?
Download 20 Questions PDF

If you answered yes to seven or more of these questions, you may have a gambling problem.

 

Regain control of your life. Call the National Gambling Hotline at (877) 770-7867