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." Individuals struggling with problem gambling 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. It is devastating for the individual, family, friends, finances, careers, and can affect the other important life areas.
Oregon Problem Gambling Helpline
Help is free and confidential in to Oregon residents in English and Spanish. Evaluations, counseling, and treatment is available by calling 1-877-MY-LIMIT (1-877-695-4648), or through chat, text, or email. For more information, visit
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 reaching out for help.
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 on 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 gambling. There is no charge for GEAR and it is easy to enroll. Simply call these toll-free numbers: 1-87-MY-LIMIT (1-877-695-4648) or 877-870-0177 (8AM-5PM, Mon.-Fri.). 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-on-one counseling and/or case management sessions, group counseling, family counseling, and aftercare planning. For a treatment appointment, call the Oregon helpline at 1-877-MY-LIMIT, or, if you're in Marion County, you may call Bridgeway Recovery Services Inc. at (503) 363-2021.
Respite Care and Crisis Respite Services
GEAR or outpatient may not work for some individuals. The next step is crisis respite or inpatient gambling treatment. These interventions are more intensive in that the individual seeking help 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.