New Opportunities, Inc. offers treatment for people experiencing problems or difficulties in their lives as a result of gambling. Problem Gambling can affect anyone, impacting people from all walks of life. If you think you or someone you care about is experiencing some of the signs and symptoms below please contact New Opportunities, Inc.
Signs and symptoms:
- Spending time away from home for long, unexplained periods of time
- Unable to be trusted with money
- Hiding or being secretive with money
- Personality changes (anger, sadness, irritability)
- Lying to cover up or deny gambling activities
- Gambling to recover losses
- Borrowing money to gamble or pay gambling debts
Types of Gambling
- Sports betting
- Fantasy league betting
- Office Pools
- Stock Market
- Lottery games (scratch, power ball, hot lotto)
Services offered to treat Gambling
New Opportunities recognizes that a gambling disorder can affect individuals, families, and communities. We want to help. New Opportunities offers:
- A free, initial assessment
- Reduced costs for individual and group therapy
- Recovery Support Services (RSS) to help patients pay for basic necessities (i.e. gas and clothing)
- Assistance with the Self-Exclusion Request
There are a number of ways an individual can take steps to regain control over their gambling. One way is to request Self-Exclusion (barring yourself from the casino). At New Opportunities, we can provide counseling and guidance for you in determining if this is the best step for you to address your gambling concerns.
Specially trained counselors can assist patients in addressing their financial needs related to their gambling behaviors, including assessment of a patients’ financial status, establishing a budget/debt payment plan, discussing financial debt options, and creating a money management plan for the future. People needing assistance with more involved situations like bankruptcy and insurmountable debt will be referred for more extensive financial services.
New Opportunities, Inc. offers outpatient treatment services in a confidential individualized environment. Assessments for gambling are free of charge and can be scheduled by calling the Carroll office or calling 1-800-BETS-OFF.