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Treatment & Recovery

In Ontario, services for problem gambling are provided through approximately 50 community agencies, and include initial assessment and treatment planning, community treatment, residential treatment, day/evening treatment, telephone counselling, individual/group/family counselling, and education/prevention services in the community of each agency. Some agencies provide services to special populations such as women, older adults, youth, and ethno-cultural groups.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's Problem Gambling and Technology Use Treatment Service provides treatment for people with concerns about gambling and/or technology use. Counselling services are provided to individuals over 18 and their families. For problem technology use, counselling services are provided to people over 16 and their parents. Services are also available for family members whose loved one is not participating in treatment. Problem use of technology includes online activities that negatively interfere with a person’s life, such as those performed on Smartphones, computers, gaming consoles and tablets.
 
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