Michigan Offers Several Treatment Options For Gambling Addiction
Michigan Offers Several Treatment Options For Gambling Addiction. Responsible Gambler's Awareness Month highlights the complexity of treating addiction.
The biggest step gambling addicts can take is self-exclusion. Self-Exclusion comes in two forms: Disassociated Persons List and Responsible Gambling Database. Dis associated persons list applies to being physically banned from the three Detroit retail casinos. Respons responsible database applies only to online sportsbooks and casinos in Michigan.
Michigan Offers Several Treatment Options For Gambling Addiction. Blocking software is a good way to prevent gambling addiction.
Gamban blocks access to online gambling across all digital devices.
Inpatient therapy is still in its infancy stage in Michigan. Mariners Inn in Detroit is one place offering inpatient services for gambling disorder treatment. The program is available for adult males for up to 30 days and aims to reduce the problems of addiction to gambling and associated compulsive behavior by providing intensive residential substance abuse treatment for addicts.
"We have to start opening more inpatient treatment centers," says Michael Burke, Executive Director of the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling.
Gamblers are only going to seek treatment in one or two cases. If they had money left for treatment, they would spend it on gambling.
Just 1 in 10 compulsive gamblers admit they have a problem. Online gaming is growing and needs to be treated more seriously. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Problem Gambling Helpline is available at 1-800-270-7117.
“We have to get people feeling comfortable about coming forward with a gambling problem,” Burke says.
Michigan Offers Several Treatment Options For Gambling Addiction. Gambler and gambler's family have to be treated.
Michigan Offers Several Treatment Options For Gambling Addiction. Grieving people need to talk about addiction the same way they talk with substance abuse.