Crisis Intervention Services are available 24 hours a day by calling, toll-free 1-800-621-8504(903-472-7242) Behavioral Health & IDD Centralized Intake 1-800-669-4166
Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral (OSAR) for Substance Abuse Treatment 1-800-588-8728 or 940-224-6200 Wichita Falls and surrounding counties
Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling Help Guide This guide begins by examining what gambling addiction or problem gambling is. They then look at myths and facts about the problem gambling, the symptoms that can appear, self-help strategies to change the behavior, ways to cope with lapses that may occur, professional treatment options, and how to help someone you love that may have a problem. The information is very thorough, yet easy to understand.
Problem Gambling Government of British Columbia This site provides information on problem gambling versus recreational gambling. They look at key differences between the two and then provide links to more information, such as a handout of responsible gambling tips and strategies.
Personal Financial Strategies for the Loved Ones of Problem Gamblers National Council on Problem Gambling This 50-page PDF guide provides a detailed look at problem gambling including how to determine if your loved one has a problem, financial actions to take immediately, identifying income and assets, establishing a spending plan, making sure control of finances are shifted to a nongambler, repaying debts and avoiding bankruptcy, and more. This is a very thorough look at the financial consequences that can come from a gambling addiction and offers concrete strategies to implement.
Compulsive Gambling Mayo Clinic This site provides a description of the symptoms and causes of gambling addiction, and then explains the ways it is diagnosed and treated. The information is presented in an easy to understand way.