Gambling Problems

Gambling Treatment Hotline


New Dedicated Facility Location:

1113 E Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301



There are very few gambling-specific treatment programs in the United States, but we believe
that gambling-specific programs are essential. Prescott House’s Gambling Treatment Program
offers the only Joint Commission Accredited, gambling-specific residential program in the U.S.
We only treat gambling addiction and related disorders affecting our clients, and we’re proud of
our nearly one-to-one staff-to-client ratio. A client’s stay is typically four weeks, followed by an
individualized aftercare program. At Prescott House Gambling Treatment Program, we help our
clients begin a new life that is no longer affected by gambling. Focusing only on gambling
addiction, we understand the unique experience of our clients' financial and legal challenges. At
Prescott House Gambling Treatment Program, we believe it is essential for compulsive gamblers
to get away from the stress and familiarity of their home environment for at least 30 days in
order to gain a new perspective and develop new healthy routines. Having uninterrupted time to
focus on the recovery process and inner healing is essential.

Gambling Treatment & Rehab in Prescott, Arizona

Prescott House Gambling Treatment Center focuses on individual, family, and group therapy in beautiful Prescott, Arizona. We focus on a sense of community throughout your recovery process from housing, to meals, to outdoor activities. Upon arrival to our private enclosed community you will be checked in to your individual room where you will be able to have a space to call your own during treatment. While most activities have a sense of community, you will have time available to enjoy a calm and safe space to allow yourself to be fully present within treatment.


In a forthcoming statewide gambling prevalence study sports betting is tied to poor mental health. Those wagering on sports were more likely than others who gamble to have high rates of problem gambling, problems with drugs or alcohol, and to experience mental health problems like anxiety and depression. Most alarming, findings suggest that about 14% of sports bettors reported thoughts of suicide, and 10% said they had made a suicide attempt. A small group of bettors seem to be most at risk. About 5% of all sports bettors placed nearly half of all bets and spent nearly 70% of the money wagered. That means the people losing the most money are the most essential to operator profits.
Prescott House Gambling Treatment Program Helps Individuals:
 • Find hope
 • Regain self-esteem
 • Stop or reduce gambling
 • Develop healthy relationships
 • Reduce financial pressures
 • Cope with guilt, shame, or remorse
 • Cope with urges and cravings to gamble
 • Regain trust and become trustworthy


Located in scenic Prescott, Arizona, our private community offers a variety of amenities including a gym membership, outdoor activities, community meals, and individual rooms. We focus on total wellness and serve both men and women with gambling addictions including sports betting, poker, table games, slot machines, online games, and more.



Upon completion of our 30-day gambling treatment program, our treatment team connects you with an individual therapist, group therapy, and local Gamblers Anonymous meetings. We coordinate with well-known Peer Services Coordinator and Certified Gambling Counselor II, Shirley Hoak of Problem Gambling Services of Rhode Island, for aftercare programming. Shirley has extensive knowledge in gambling addiction and recovery, in addition to being a speaker at the National Council on Problem Gambling.

Prescott House Gambling Treatment Program knows what it takes to overcome addiction. Your new life starts here.

Acknowledging a Gambling Problem

Those who suffer from Gambling Addiction are seeking the winner’s sensation that brings such sudden pleasure. Similar to drug dependency, gambling addictions can quickly get out of hand. Prescott House is an exclusive, men-only facility that specializes in gambling habits and their solutions.

For example, while a few games of Blackjack at the local casino can be a great deal of fun for some, for others it’s a nightmarish compulsion that leads to highs and lows that most of us will never experience in the same way as a person with a process disorder.

While winning leads to a rush of endorphins from the release of serotonin and dopamine, losing often leads to depressive behavior that leads the user to chase losses in an attempt to come out ahead. Due to the house edge, this rarely happens, and it leaves the compulsive gambler to continue gambling aimlessly while believing he or she is within sight of the finish line – or breaking even/making a profit. In reality, this typically isn’t the case, and the compulsive behavior of the process addiction often leads to huge monetary losses, familial issues, problems on the job, and significant mental health problems.

Common Signs of Gambling Addiction

A pathological gambling habit can most often be defined by a person’s preoccupation with the next trip to the casino, the next plan to get money for gambling (which can be criminal in nature), and even the deception one must engage in to keep gambling trips and expenditures a secret from spouses, children, and friends. These behaviors will often land the individual in rough financial situations and deteriorate personal relationships.

Risks Associated with a Gambling Problem

The risks with process addiction often revolve around the compulsive behavior itself. For example, a problem gambler might gamble more money than they have to lose, putting themselves, and their family in dire financial situations before ever realizing there is a problem. Divorce, job loss, and interpersonal problems are also a common issues that stem from untreated compulsivity.

Due to the persistent urge to gamble, other once important things now fall by the wayside while the compulsion takes over the life of the addict.

While gambling was the primary example used to explain the concept, it’s certainly not alone when it comes to problems associated with process addiction. Just about anything that you derive pleasure from can ultimately manifest itself as the leading contributor to a process addiction and cause severe problems as you fall deeper and deeper into it.

Bringing up the Conversation

An intervention may be necessary or just a simple sit-down conversation to bring these issues to the forefront. Each person who is struggling with this behavior is an individual who may be at a different point in their addiction than someone else. Prescott House can pinpoint their specific needs.

Prescott House is unique in its mixed group and individual therapy method. New patients meet with a professional to gauge their addiction and work towards a resolution. Individuals are highly encouraged to attend their group meetings. Members can share experiences and grow together with this therapy program. Addiction in any form is treated as a medical issue, not a deviant lifestyle.

FAQs About Gambling Addiction Treatment 

While many people engage in gambling without developing an addiction, it becomes problematic when individuals continue gambling despite negative consequences. Addiction emerges when the allure of gambling outweighs other enjoyable aspects of life, such as spending time with loved ones. If gambling begins to interfere with your family life or causes sleep disturbances, it may be turning into an addiction.

Gambling addiction is the only behavioral addiction recognized as a medical disease. It stands as a non-substance-related disorder in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). While terms like “sex addiction” or “video game addiction” are used colloquially, they aren’t officially classified as medical diseases. Pathological gambling shares certain diagnostic criteria with substance dependence, such as tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, and the inability to reduce or stop gambling.

If you suspect you have a gambling addiction, reach out to a professional for guidance. Your primary care provider or therapist can assist you in finding appropriate treatment options. Moreover, professionals treating gambling disorders can address co-occurring conditions. Support groups such as Gamblers Anonymous can also provide assistance, and some states offer gambling helplines. The National Helpline for substance abuse and mental health services is available at 1-800-662-4357.

At Prescott House our holistic approach to gambling addiction treatment extends beyond therapy sessions. We understand that a comprehensive recovery involves addressing various aspects of your life. As such, we provide comfortable housing and nutritious meals, ensuring that you have a supportive environment conducive to healing. Call us today – (732)-642-6059)

Approximately 1% of American adults struggle with severe gambling problems. Surprisingly, young people and young adults have a higher rate of gambling-related issues, with 6% to 9% affected.

While recovering from gambling addiction can be challenging, it is indeed possible.  Although no specific medications target gambling addiction, some can address co-occurring conditions such as anxiety or depression. Motivational interviewing and various therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and family therapy, can also be beneficial. Different individuals respond differently to treatment approaches, so it’s essential to find what works best for you.