Don’t Roll the Dice With Your Well-Being


Gambling addiction is frequently referred to as the hidden disease or the invisible addiction. Gambling is legal, there’s nothing to ingest to get a high, and there are seldom any outward physical signs of gambling addiction. But, just like drugs or alcohol, problem gambling can destroy families, wipe out bank accounts, or end up in job loss.

Bettor’s Choice, located at Catholic Charities’ Monticello campus, offers gamblers, their families and loved ones, a comprehensive treatment program aimed at achieving abstinence from problem gambling and enhanced quality of life. Our clinical services include assessment and individual, family, and group therapy.

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CALL (845) 794-8080, Ext. 122

Assesment

Each client who presents at Catholic Charities will be screened for a gambling problem as part of their admission assessment. If a client scores positively for a possible gambling problem, he/she will then be seen individually for an in-depth assessment of his/her gambling problem.

Individual Treatment Services

Most individuals struggling with gambling addiction experience the best results from individual treatment. After establishing trust on an individual level, they may choose to join support groups. Many clients who have a gambling problem also have a co-existing emotional and/or substance abuse problem.

Additional Treatment Needs

At Catholic Charities, we offer a holistic approach to the treatment of problem gambling. For those with co-occurring disorders, the needs are addressed through coordinated treatment planning and service delivery.

Family Treatment

Devastated by the gambler’s addiction, it is frequently the spouse or loved one who will seek assistance first. Interventions are often effective, once family members receive the education and support that they need. Family treatment is geared toward stabilizing family members, as well as the gambler.

Support Groups

When clinically indicated, the client is assigned to group therapy. Family support groups are also offered.

Referrals

Gamblers are encouraged to attend self-help groups. Referral to additional community resources is available to gamblers, their families, and professionals.

Education

Catholic Charities offers gambling prevention and awareness workshops for the general public, clergy, community agencies, and corporations and their human service professionals.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR ASSISTANCE
CALL (845) 794-8080, Ext. 122