Our mission is to provide valuable, lasting, and holistic recovery options to individuals with a gambling disorder and their loved ones as we raise awareness and educate the community on how to prevent problem gambling.
Problem Gambling is a growing issue in our state for adults, older adults, and youth. It can cause serious damage in many areas of life, including finances, relationships with friends or loved ones, and in the workplace. The good news is there is hope, and treatment works!
We offer free treatment services to Native and non-Native individuals who struggle with problem gambling, and their loved ones, through assessments, group therapy, individual sessions, and family sessions.
With the support and assistance of ilani Casino, we can offer these services free to all Native and Non-Native individuals.
Are you or a loved one struggling with problem gambling?
Here are some signs to look out for:
- A growing obsession with gambling
- A need to bet more money, more often
- Using credit cards or loans to get funds to gamble
- Bragging about wins and losses, or lying about wins and losses
- Restlessness or irritability when trying to cut back or stop
- Losing track of time while gambling
- Neglecting family members, friends, or work to gamble
- Loss of control even though it is causing damage
History on Division The Cowlitz Indian Tribe opened Ilani Casino in 2017. We feel strongly that part of our responsibility is to actively care for our community’s health and wellbeing. That includes promoting responsible gaming and making sure those who have issues with gambling know how to get help.
The Problem Gambling Program was launched in 2018 within the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program to help with that effort. There was a clear need for an additional Problem Gambling Program in Southwest Washington due to there being limited treatment services available in the area. Today we consider it an honor to serve our tribal members and the general community by offering access to free and lasting recovery options for individuals with a gambling disorder and their loved ones.
Assessments - A counselor will assess the individual to see if they have a gambling disorder and if so, decide what intensity of treatment they need.
Individual Sessions - The individual will work directly with their counselor to tackle their gambling disorder and seek recovery together.
Group Therapy - The individual will go through helpful group therapy sessions with other individuals on the same journey to recovery.
Family Session - The family is invited to be involved in the recovery process. We believe this is an important way to support a successful recovery.
Education/Awareness - We strive to educate the community and bring awareness to the dangers of Problem Gambling.
Rules and Regulations
- We align with the state Health Care Authority (HCA) Washington Administrative Code (WAC)-Title 182-100-0100 on Problem Gambling.
- Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling is an excellent problem gambling resource for Washington state https://www.evergreencpg.org/
- If you’re outside of Washington, check out the National Council on Problem Gambling for information about your state. https://www.ncpgambling.org
- Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon are both great resources where gamblers, and their families or love ones, can find support.