For many people, gambling is an enjoyable social activity that is carried out with family or friends for a limited amount of time with predetermined limits that are acceptable. For others, gambling becomes uncontrollable. It can be destructive to friendships, families, and careers. Compulsive (pathological) gambling can become a life-threatening disorder.
Our comprehensive gambling treatment delivery system consists of individualized treatment including education and community awareness, family education and awareness, counseling, local crisis call response at 712.262.2952, and statewide crisis call response at 1-800-BETS-OFF. Outpatient counseling and group services are provided for individuals, family members, and concerned others. Also, referrals may be made to other services such as mental health and consumer credit counseling.