The FCCG only refers help seekers (problem gamblers and other affected individuals) to licensed, mental health treatment providers who are Certified in Gambling Addiction.
Problem gambling specific programs and services offered through the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine include counseling service referrals provided through a variety of professional treatment options. Modalities of available treatment services provided by FCCG referrals include problem gambling specific outpatient mental health counseling services (furnished by a specific network of licensed, certified gambling addiction treatment professionals located throughout the State of Florida), as well as referrals to residential/inpatient treatment program facilities meeting FCCG standards of care in delivering gambling-specific services to the problem gambling population.
Treatment from trained professionals can assist in finding ways to cope with stress and begin recovery from a gambling addiction. Receiving professional treatment supports through outpatient counseling or via inpatient/residential services, differs from self-help support groups (like Gamblers Anonymous or Gam-Anon), by providing the opportunity to share personal information in an individualized setting, through one-on-one dialogue with licensed, gambling addiction certified treatment providers. Mental health counseling services can be provided in a variety of ways, including individual, couples, or group counseling sessions. Certified, mental health, addiction and other health care professional problem gambling counseling referrals offered through the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine, provide counseling supports by treatment providers who have received specialized training to understand and treat the unique circumstances and experiences of problem gamblers and others who are adversely affected.
Outpatient Counseling Service Referrals
There are times when professional guidance and support can be particularly helpful to aid problem gamblers in delineating options or strategies for learning how to cope with situations or difficulties that arise in their life. Outpatient Counseling Services Referrals offer problem gambling specific outpatient mental health counseling services which are provided by a specific network of licensed, certified gambling addiction treatment providers located throughout the state of Florida. Such treatment also provides the option of services as an individual or in a couple or group counseling session. In addition to providing an environment to help gamblers and their families examine essential issues, it can furnish comprehensive treatment supports for varying difficulties based upon individual needs.
The FCCG utilizes a network of Gambling Addiction Certified Provider Referrals spread across multiple Florida counties These Providers all maintain international (ICGC-I/II) or state (CGAC) certification in the treatment of gambling disorders, in addition to being Licensed Clinicians through the Florida Board of Social Work, Mental Health, and Marriage and Family Therapy.
Inpatient/Residential Treatment Service Referrals
For a small percentage of problem gamblers in need of more intensive supports, the FCCG provides Inpatient/Residential Treatment Program Referrals through the HelpLine. As is consistent with FCCG outpatient treatment referrals, the FCCG is committed to only providing referrals for residential/inpatient treatment to facilities that meet the standard of delivering gambling-specific services to the problem gambling population.
It can be overwhelming to know where to start with Counseling Services. Contact the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine today, and speak to a Specialist who will listen to your situation and connect you with the best Counseling Services and other resources for gambling addiction, whether you are worried about your own gambling or that of a loved one. Best of all, your contact to the HelpLine is completely free and confidential.