In Manitoba, community-based treatment programs provide services and support to families and individuals concerned about their own or someone else’s gambling. Counsellors provide a range of services including assessment, individual/group counselling, education, and support. Residential and post-treatment programs are also available, as are services specifically for youth, adults, parents, and the Aboriginal population.
The largest provider of problem gambling treatment services is the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM), which has 28 offices across the Province that provide counselling for alcohol, drug, and gambling problems. Its treatment and support services include a group orientation and information session; intake, assessment, and referral; individual counselling; an 8-week group treatment program; a continuing care program; telephone counselling; and a 21-day residential program. AFM also offers specialized services for family, friends, and youth between the ages of 12 and 19 (impacted by problem gambling).