Problem Gambling Co-occurring Residential

Type of Service

Residential Treatment - Problem Gambling

Program Description

The intensive residential program utilizes a holistic approach to recovery, which focuses on changing behaviour through an examination of values, beliefs and thoughts. Our program embraces a harm reduction philosophy in the delivery of care and demonstrates the importance of addressing the emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual areas in the process of personal change or recovery. The program includes gambling and/or substance abuse education sessions, life skills develop, coping with grief and loss, self-help introduction, stress and anger management, leisure and recreation skills and relapse prevention. The multi-disciplinary treatment team consists of certified problem gambling counsellors, certified addiction counsellors, a certified recreation therapist, stress management specialist, a physician, a psychiatrist, credit counsellors and a spiritual advisor. This program also treats process addictions (i.e., internet, gaming).

Access Information

Referral through designated problem gambling system- if no designated program is accessible then can contact program directly for Intake package. Assessments can be provided by phone. Referrals reviewed through Intake team. Health screen required. Medications must be approved by Intake. Any client who arrives under the influence of an unauthorized substance will be referred to the Withdrawal Management Centre; then reconsidered for admission to the Residential treatment program. To avoid disruption to the treatment program all appointments related to legal matters should be taken care of prior to treatment.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 807-684-5100
Toll-Free 866-346-0463
Fax 807-622-1779

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment Counties: (Thunder Bay)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed




Main Hours

Monday 0000-2400
Tuesday 0000-2400
Wednesday 0000-2400
Thursday 0000-2400
Friday 0000-2400
Saturday 0000-2400
Sunday 0000-2400

Open 24 hours, seven days a week through the duration of the program supervised by staff 24 hours per day, seven days a week.