A gambling disorder can affect almost anyone. It impacts people of every age, sex, race, ethnicity, religion, geography, and socioeconomic groups.
For many, gambling is fun and entertaining. But for others, gambling has caused them to lose things they value most—family, friends, home, jobs, savings, car, business, and other things of importance in their lives.
- Gambling more often and spending more money
- Gambling for longer periods of time
- Gambling in spite of negative consequences, such as large losses or poor academic performances
- Gambling as means to cope with loneliness, anxiety, or depression
- Committing illegal acts or lying in order to sustain the gambling
Prairie Ridge recognizes that gambling can affect individuals, families, and communities. There is hope and we want to help! Prairie Ridge provides gambling prevention and treatment services in the form of:
- Screeners for those who may be concerned about their gambling.
- Assessments and evaluations
- Individual, family, couples or group counseling
- Referrals to community-based supports and/or other services
- Assistance with the self-exclusion option
Assessments can be scheduled by calling the main office at any time or by contacting 1-800-BETS-OFF.