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The Problem Gambler Recovery Program at Dave Harmon and Associates, Inc. is designed to assist and treat problem gamblers assess the direct or indirectly affect on family and friends.
The Problem Gambler Recovery Program begins with an evaluation of the Problem gambler including a mental status and bio-psychosocial evaluation. A treatment plan is developed that individualizes the problem gambler's needs.
The Problem Gambler Recovery Program length varies, consisting of individual, group, educational, self-help sessions with written assignments, focusing on understanding compulsive gambling, helping the problem gambler understand the cycle of compulsive gambling, understand the power issues involved in compulsive gambling, assisting the problem gambler in coping with circumstances, helping the problem gambler understand the effects of their loved one compulsive gambling on their attitudes, behavior, and feelings.
All problem gamblers are strongly encouraged to prepare written safety plans for themselves and their families.
The Problem Gambler Recovery Program is based on the following premises regarding problem gamblers, compulsive gambling, and the effects of compulsive gambling on the family members and friends.
Compulsive Gambling constitutes a health hazard for the problem gambler, family members, and friends who may experience short and long term effects from the behavior of the compulsive gambler.
Immediate and longterm cessation of the all forms of compulsive gambling is the priority purpose for treatment compulsive gambling in its various formsis a progressive, destructive illness/ behavior.
Our gambler counseling services are designed to enhance and promote the safety of all identified and identifiable problem gamblers, family members, and friends.
Family Members and friends are not responsible for the compulsive gambler's behavior and services promote the compulsive gambler taking full responsibility for their compulsive gambling behavior.
Problem gamblers are accountable for their own behavior in relation to the compulsive gambling which is the product of individual choice and learned traits.
The compulsive gambler's psychopathology, substance abuse, other disorders, or cultural background are not explanatory causes of the offenses but can influence the gambler's behavior.
Cooperation and service coordination between the compulsive gambling counselor, law enforcement, the courts, probation and parole agencies, the Department for Social Services, spouse abuse centers, employers, victim advocates, chemical dependency professionals, other mental health professionals as well as the families, friends, and significant others, Gamblers Anonymous members and our program professionals are necessary to assure affective treatment and the safety of the problem gamblers, family, and friends.
The philosophy of Dave Harmon and Associates, Inc. is to support, instill, and respect the individual worth and dignity of all individuals regardless of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, handicap, or veteran status.
Professional assistance for each problem gambler, family member, and friend demands that the provider cares for and respect each problem gambler in a safe environment.
Each problem gambler at our louisville gambler counseling services will receive a personalized treatment plan that is compulsive gambling specific and defines needs and goals.
Quality service and personable assistance serves the interest of the both the compulsive gamblers, family, and friends and best insures the successful treatment and/or education of each.
Personal and caring interaction between staff and problem gamblers, family, friends creates the most proper and therapeutically sound environment in which both the problem gambler, family, and friends a more responsible, holistically healthy, and successful in the attaining of treatment goals and maintaining of recovery.
CESSATION OF of all GAMBLING - To provide a safe (over) environment for the problem gamblers, and bring about the immediate and permanent cessation of all inappropriate enabling of compulsive gambling behaviors.
RESPONSIBILITY - To have the problem gambler take full responsibility for the gambling behavior and attitudes in relation to the compulsive gambling and to have the problem gambler further develop coping skills, cognitive behavioral skills, to prevent relapse of gambling behavior.
ASSESSMENT - To address through referral or treatment all treatment needs of the gambler, family members, friends or
EMPATHY - To increase the gambler's sense of empathy for other problem gamblers, family members, and friends as well as to develop a sense of empathy.
RELAPSE PREVENTION PLAN - To assist the Problem gambler in developing and implementing a Relapse Prevention Plan.
AFTERCARE PLAN - To assist the Problem gambler in developing and implementing an Aftercare Plan to assure their safety.
GAMBLERS RECOVERY PROGRAM
Length of Program: The length of the Compulsive Gambling Recovery Program varies but usually last from 6 to 12 months. Within that time, a problem gambler is encouraged to attend all education, groups, individual, and self-help sessions. In addition, the problem gambler is encouraged to participate in all assignments consisting of the following:
Initial Problem Gambler Screening Interview: This interview introduces the problem gambler to the Problem Gambler Recovery Program, and is utilized to assess suitability for participation.
Initial Compulsive Gambling Assessment Interview: The Assessment Interview is for the purpose of evaluating the compulsive gambler's risk, treatment needs, as well as assessing the need for other mental health and/or substance abuse treatment. Often within a similar period the family and significant others are also evaluated to determine their treatment needs. The treatment needs of all are addressed through treatment/ referral to appropriate services.
Weekly Treatment Groups: Each problem gambler participates in weekly treatment group which also includes specific bio-psycho-social educational information, discussion topics, and evaluation of lethality and progress in treatment.
Individual Progress Review Sessions: Individual Progress Review Sessions are held with the problem gambler to discuss progress, provide encouragement, guide the offender towards positive change and achievement of all treatment goals.
Written Treatment Task: All problem gamblers are required to complete seven (7) major program treatment task assignments (homework). If a problem gambler has attended 20 group meetings, but has not completed all 7 treatment task assignments to the satisfaction of the Counselor, he/she is required to continue attending group meetings until they have completed all treatment task assignments.
Relapse Prevention Plan: A Relapse Prevention plan is developed with each inmate participant before completion which outlines in detail the steps the inmmate will take to deal with the desire to gamble including who he will call, meetings, sponsors meditation, writing, etc. A copy will be provide to the Probation/Parole Office, etc., and to say Goodbye unless the problem gambler is chooses to continue in voluntary treatment.
Aftercare/Discharge Planning Session: An Aftercare/Discharge Planning Session is held with each offender before final completion to: Review Progress, the Compulsive gambling Relapse Prevention Plan iis completed, an Aftercare Plan is Complete, Document Completion of the compulsive gambling program for the appropriate Court, Probation/Parole Office, Child Protective Service Agency, etc., and to say Goodbye unless the compulsive Gambling, chooses to continue in voluntary treatment. If you are looking for gambling addiction treatment in Louisville Ky, then we are ready to help.