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What happens in gambling treatment?

There are many different approaches to gambling treatment around the world. In general, most problem gambling agencies in Canada use a similar approach. It is important to remember, however, that in some jurisdictions, individual counsellors may have very different views.

Gambling counsellors can help clients and family members learn how to:

  • cope with the negative consequences of gambling;
  • gain control over the gambling;
  • cope with the feelings resulting from the negative consequences;
  • address resulting health problems;
  • heal family relationships;
  • find balance in their lives; and
  • prevent relapse back to gambling.