Contact:
 Addictions Program
 WACS Center 
 
 Phone: 410-632-1100 ext. 1024
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
altIf you or someone you know may have a problem with gambling, we can help.

Licensed professionals are ready to guide you in finding the services that you need.

The Maryland Problem Gambling Hotline is: 800-522-4700








In my case, there was no adrenaline high from winning or losing. The high was being in the action. As in any addiction, after years of not gambling, once I relapsed, I set off a phenomenon of craving. I lost material possessions, family trust, and my self worth. I apply the same principles of Alcoholic's Anonymous to my gambling abstinence. I have changed my thinking through positive actions. I recognize that my life, (family, finances, work, and self esteem) would be lost if I gambled again. Helping others also has been a plus. As of this date, I am seven years continuously free from gambling. –Joe C.


Services

  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Familiy support
  • Referrals


Who is eligible for these services?

  • Adult services are available to anyone over 18 years old.
  • Youth services are available to anyone 18 years or under.


Where are these services provided?

How much do these services cost?

  • Services may be billed to insurance companies. Self pay services are billed on a sliding scale based on client income and number of dependents. No one is denied services based upon ability to pay.

More gambling resources are available online by clicking here: Gambling Resources.


These services are provided by the Addictions Program.
 

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