Gambling treatment options: a roll of the dice

Collier, Roger
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/15/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 2, p127
Academic Journal
The article focuses on how gambling addicts in Canada can be treated wherein most of the gamblers end up in the office of Mike Lynch, as addictions counsellor with the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission in Edmonton, Alberta. Ontario invests $36 million in fiscal year 2006 to 2007 to address the problem in gambling while Quebec invest $21 million, wherein treatment from gambling addiction often begins with a telephone call which was directed to Gamblers Anonymous, a 12 step recovery program for outpatients. Nick Rupcich, manager of Windsor Regional Hospital Problem Gambling Services in Ontario, highlights their intensive residential treatment program wherein gamblers undergone a therapy.


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