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Gambling Treatment Services

In Oklahoma, we are surrounded by casinos everywhere we go. While gambling can be a fun and recreational activity for the casual person feeling a little lucky, for some there is a darker side to gambling. Sometimes a person can become obsessive and compulsive in hopes to hit the jackpot. And for 1% of the “lucky” Americans, they become what is known as a pathological gambler, gambling themselves into financial ruin and worse.

 

How do you know if you have a problem?

Below is a list of 21 question, if you answer yes to any 7 or more of them, you should seek help for treatment.

  • Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?
  • Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
  • Did gambling affect your reputation?
  • Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
  • Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
  • Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
  • After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
  • After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
  • Did you often gamble until all your money was gone?
  • Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
  • Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
  • Were you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
  • Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?
  • Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
  • Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom, loneliness, grief or loss?
  • Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
  • Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
  • Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
  • Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
  • Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?
 

FAQs:

  • Client Intial Intake Packet
    If you want to come prepared and save some time, you can download and fill out our intake form at home and bring it in with you on the day of your assement.
  • Do you do walk in assessments or services?
    Yes, we offer walk in assessments or services. The numbers and times to the treatment facilities near you include:
    • Shawnee: 405.273.1170
      Walk-in assessment times: Monday through Wednesday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Thursday and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
    • Chandler: 405.240.5333
      Walk-in assessment times: Monday through Thursday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
    • Seminole: 405.395.4357
      Walk-in assessment times: Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
    If you are having an emergency, call 911.
  • What to bring?
    Please Bring the following to your Assessment:
    • Income Verification
    • Insurance Verification
    • Photo ID
  • What is an Assessment?
    An Assessment is a 1.5-3 hr session during which a licensed professional will evaluate the extent of youth or adult use. Recommendations are then based on the assessment.
  • How is payment determined?
    Payment for our services is determined by financial eligibility. Multiple pay sources are available such as: Medicaid, Medicare, Sooner Care, private pay, commercial insurance reimbursement, sliding fee scale. Gateway receives funding from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services to assist eligible patients. Please do not allow your lack of finances to prohibit you from accessing these services.
  • How long does treatment take?
    All treatment services are individualized to the patients needs and referral service.
  • Do you offer inpatient treatment?
    No. However, we do offer ODASL screen for state application for state funded inpatient treatment.

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