Help is Available
The New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling:
New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.
A Nonprofit Organization
P. O. Box 10127
Albuquerque, NM 87184-0127
Help line: 1-800-572-1142
Gallup Satellite Office
213 West Mesa
Gallup, New Mexico 87301
Gamblers Group for Native Americans
(505) 242-6988, ext. 104
A 12-step support group for the problem gambler. Through Gamblers Anonymous, support and suggestions are available to stop gambling and live healthy, happy lives. Visit www.gamblersanonymous.org, click on Meeting Directory to find chapters in New Mexico. The Albuquerque hotline number is (505) 260-7272.
The Compulsive Gambling Treatment Center:
Trained therapists and addiction counselors can help the gambler understand the addiction and develop new coping skills to deal with the stress of everyday living. Call The Compulsive Gambling Treatment Center: Evolution Group in Albuquerque at 505-242-6988 ext. 129, or visit www.theevolutiongroup.com.
The Evolution Group is an Albuquerque counseling firm with an evidence-based treatment approach to addictive disorders, gambling problems, mental health issues, substance dependence, sexual addiction, couple/marital issues, teen issues, teen anger and family issues, and adult anger problems, and the multiple co-occurring disorders (such as anxiety, depression, or trauma) that often go with these issues. Bringing such issues into balance achieves a return to personal integrity (soundness).
The National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc. Established in 1972, is a non-profit health agency whose mission is to disseminate information about problem and pathological (compulsive) gambling and to promote the development of services for those afflicted with the disorder.
NATIONWIDE HELPLINE: 1-800-522-4700
The National Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.
216 G Street NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone (202) 547-9204
Fax (202) 547-9206
Keith Whyte – Executive Director
A 12-step support group for the spouse, family and friends of the problem gambler. For information or to find meetings in New Mexico, visit www.gam-anon.org.
Integrity Recovery House: Long term residential recovery living in conjunction with intensive outpatient treatment for compulsive gamblers who do not respond to outpatient treatment but cannot afford the high cost of inpatient or residential treatment. Call The Integrity Recovery House in Albuquerque at 505-242-6988 ext. 129, or visit www.integrityrecoveryhouse.com.
Laguna Behavioral Health
7 Rio San Joe, Laguna, NM 87026
Acoma Behavioral Health Services
45 Pinsbaari Dr
Acoma, NM 87034
Self-Exclusion Program: A patron to a casino can request to voluntarily ban his or herself access to that property by completing a “Self-Exclusion Request” form available at each casino or one is provided by the New Mexico Gaming Control board here. Each casino has different regulations on self-banning. Contact the information desk at each casino in your area or call for more details.
Other local resources may be available in your community. To find a local counselor, look in the phone directory under Addictions: Gambling or search online for terms such as problem gambling counselor, gambling addiction treatment, or gambling addiction counsling.
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