Resources for Family & Friends
The self-help organization of Gam-Anon is a life saving instrument for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers. We come into the group feeling alone, frightened, helpless, desperate and ashamed. We hesitated to share problems and failures, fearing none could understand. The Gam-Anon group is warmly accepting and it offers the new member identification. The message we receive is: “Come join with us, we too were alone, afraid and unable to cope with the problem; we will share with you a new and fulfilling way of life”. Gam-Anon’s purposes are three-fold: To learn acceptance and understanding of the gambling illness; to use the program and its problem solving suggestions as aids in rebuilding our lives and, upon our own recovery, to give assistance to those who suffer. There are no fees and membership is strictly anonymous.
Indiana GAM-Anon Meetings
State Funded Problem Gambling Treatment Provider Network Problem gambling treatment in Indiana is provided via State funded outpatient and residential services. Treatment provider staff will interview you and assess your problem. Based on this, a decision will be made as to the treatment level that you need. A treatment plan addressing the gamblers needs will also be developed by you and your counselor. If you can be treated in an outpatient program, regular office visits will follow. If you need residential treatment, it is usually 30 days or less.
Needing more information? We have compiled a list of some additional web sites that will help.
Frequently Asked Questions
You are not alone. Many people have questions, and we have spent time to answer some of the more common questions here. Please contact us if you have additional questions or would like to speak with a counseling professional.