Problem Gambling Treatment
Is your gambling causing problems? There is help available that is free, confidential, and effective! Problem gambling is a treatable dilemma, not a "moral weakness". Problem gamblers cannot always control when they gamble, how much they spend, or when they stop. Problem gambling may develop regardless of a person's intelligence, strengths, values or morals. Problem gambling is devastating for the individual, family, friends, finances, careers, and can effect other important life areas.
OREGON PROVIDES FREE HELP. Evaluations, counseling and treatment are FREE to all Oregon residents, icluding gamblers and their loved ones. Call 1-877-MY LIMIT (!-877-695-4648) for information, support, or referral in English or Spanish. You may also visit http://www.1877mylimit.org/ online for live chat, instant messaging, or e-mail. See Getting Help webpage for local Marion County resources and description of treatment services.
Oregon Problem Gambling Helpline
Trained professionals are there 24/7 to help you at 1-877 MY LIMIT (1-877-695-464). They can help connect you to treatment or to local Gamblers Anonymous meetings.
If you’d rather not call, let your fingers do the talking online at http://www.1877mylimit.org/ in either English or Spanish. It’s free and you can remain anonymous. Chat hours are 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday.
In Marion County, the Bridgeway Problem Gambling Treatment Program utilizes an addictions and mental health treatment approach individualized to meet the needs of each person and family member who reach out for help. Contact:
Bridgeway Recovery Services Inc.
Problem Gambling Treatment Program
3325 Harold St. NE, Salem.
Call 503-363-2021 for a free appointment
Three different levels of help are available, depending upon your needs:
GEAR (Gambling Evaluation And Reduction )
A confidential, educational, phone-based program to help participants steer away from potentially harmful gambling patterns – without going to a treatment center. GEAR combines phone consultation with certified counselors, workbook exercises, and referral resources to give participants the tools and motivation to make good choices about if and how much to gamble.
There is no charge for GEAR and it is easy to enroll. Simply call these toll-free numbers: 1-877-MY-LIMIT (1-877-695-4648) or 877-870-0177 (8 AM-5 PM, Mon.-Fri., PST). A qualified advisor will talk to you about your gambling to determine if GEAR is right for you.
Professionally delivered, face-to-face counseling in every county or region in Oregon. This free treatment includes assessment, individual treatment planning, one to one counseling and/or case management sessions, group counseling, family counseling, and aftercare planning. For a treatment appointment, call the Oregon helpline 1-877-MY LIMIT, or in Marion County, you may call Bridgeway Recovery Services Inc. at 503-363-2021 in Salem.
Residential Care and Crisis Respite Services
For those for whom GEAR or outpatient treatment does not work, crisis-respite or inpatient gambling treatment is available. These interventions are more intensive in that the client resides, either briefly (crisis-respite) or for a longer period of time (residential) in a treatment facility. Individuals utilizing this level of care must be referred from an outpatient gambling treatment program. The statewide residential treatment program is also located in Marion County at Bridgeway Recovery Services Inc. in Salem.