The BetNoMore gambling program at ASSESSMENT & COUNSELING SOLUTIONS, certified by the State of Missouri to provide services at no cost to residents of Missouri, provides intensive individual, group and family counseling on an outpatient basis for clients experiencing difficulty with their gambling. The Missouri Department of Behavioral Health recognizes that devastating financial issues are usually a significant result of a gambling problem.. All services are fully state funded regardless of financial status. Modest fees are charged for non-Missouri residents.
Assessment, referral , intervention and consultation with families are available. Counseling is provided for the individual with the gambling problem, family members, or both.
Daniel L. Smith, LCSW, CCGC, a nationally recognized and certified compulsive gambling counselor, is the program director of BetNoMore Gambling Programs.As a board-approved clinical consultant for the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board, Dan teaches and trains widely throughout the United States, and is a well-known advocate for problem gamblers.
Treatment for compulsive gambling at ASSESSMENT & COUNSELING SOLUTIONS can be through primary outpatient education and therapy, or as continuing care following an inpatient stay. ASSESSMENT & COUNSELING SOLUTIONS also provides assessment and referral for veterans seeking residential treatment at US Department of Veterans Affairs gambling or PTSD programs. ASSESSMENT & COUNSELING SOLUTIONS also works closely with inpatient gambling-specific providers to assist in assessment, intervention, referral and follow-up.
Clients of BetNoMore are educated and counseled in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. An individualized plan of care will be developed with the client to address destructive gambling behaviors as well as other contributing life stressors.
Many people enjoy gambling, whether it’s betting on a horse or playing poker on the Internet. Most people who gamble don’t have a problem, but some lose control of their gambling. Signs of problem gambling include
- Always thinking about gambling
- Lying about gambling
- Spending work or family time gambling
- Feeling bad after you gamble, but not quitting
- Gambling with money you need for other things
If you have concerns about your gambling, ask for help.
—NIH: National Institutes of Health
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. http://www.GamblersAnonymous.org
Gam-Anon® serves the community of international meetings of the Gam-Anon Family Groups. Gam-Anon provides information for the general public and professional community about problem (compulsive) gambling and its financial and emotional affects on the gamblers’ families and loved ones. http://www.Gamanon.org
National Council on Problem Gambling leads state and national stakeholders in the development of comprehensive policy and programs for all those affected by problem gambling. Our purpose is to serve as the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. And our vision is to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling. http://www.NCPGambling.org
For more information, contact Dan directly at BetNoMore@gmail.com or call 314 265 2440.