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Helplines

Gambling: Help and Referral (GHR) is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in both French and English. It offers information and support to problem gamblers and their loved ones, as well as referral to all available help in the field in Québec. A telecounselling service, intended for excessive gamblers, is now provided by the staff of Gambling: Help and Referral, in the form of short-term therapeutic assistance over the phone. This short treatment program includes an assessment interview (duration of an hour and thirty minutes) and six telephone appointments of one hour each on the following topics: motivation, finances, misconceptions, triggers, relapse prevention and learning retention; four follow-up telephone appointments are also provided 1, 3, 6 and 12 months after the end of the program. 
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