Gambling Use Disorder Program

Gambling Use Disorder Program

Gambling Use Disorder Program Services

The gambling industry has grown tenfold in 2018 it generated $78 billion dollars. The Gambling Initiative Program at Way Back Inn was established in 1999. From the beginning the Way Back Inn has offered a program sponsored by the State of Illinois, Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR).

GAMBLING TRENDS

  • Gambling use disorder affects 5% of Americans.
  • The likelihood of developing a gambling addiction increases 23 fold for people affected by alcohol use disorders.
  • Over 80 % of Adults gamble on a yearly basis.
  • As many as 750,000 young people, ages 14 to 21 have a gambling use disorder.

GAMBLING AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

  • As far as gambling and criminal activity goes, gambling use disorder statistics reveal a direct correlation between the severity of a gambling use disorder and the likely hood of committing crimes.
  • On average an estimated 50% of those affected by gambling use disorder commit crimes in order to support their addiction.

COLLEGE GAMBLING

  • 75% of college students have reported gambling in the last year.
  • The risk of developing a gambling use disorder more than doubles for young adults in college settings.
  • An estimated 6% of college students struggle with gambling use disorder.

GAMBLING AND MENTAL ILLNESS

As addictions in general alter the brain chemical functions in destructive ways, people struggling with a gambling disorder have a higher likelihood of developing mental disorders, Gambling use disorder statistics show a high incidence of certain types of mental illness, some of which includes:

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Substance use Disorders

GAMBLING AND PTSD

  • People affected by post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD live with higher levels of stress and anxiety on a daily basis. Gambling use disorder statistics show higher rates of a gambling use disorder among PTSD sufferers.
  • PTSD symptoms affect anywhere from 12.5 % to 29% of problem gamblers.
  • 34% of those who seek treatment for gambling use disorder exhibits symptoms of PTSD.
  • 15 million people display some sign of gambling problem.
  • The average rate of divorce for problem gamblers is nearly 200% greater that of non-gamblers.
  • The suicide rate for pathological gamblers is 20 times higher than for non-gamblers.
  • The Gambling Initiative Program was established in 1999. From the beginning the Way Back Inn has hosted a program sponsored by the State of Illinois, Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR).

Out Patient Treatment Program

5 hours of treatment weekly

  • Group therapy sessions
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Extended Residential Care

Intensive Out Patient Treatment Program

9 hours of treatment weekly

  • Group therapy sessions
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Extended Residential Care

Group Therapy and Individual Counseling

Gambling Use Disorder Group
Evening Group Sessions
Tuesday Night
6:00 to 8:00 PM
412 South Wesley
Oak Park, Illinois
708.344.3301

Gambling Use Disorder Group
Evening Group Sessions
Wednesday Night
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Administrative Office:
104 Oak Street
Maywood, Illinois 60153
708.345.8422

Individual sessions can be scheduled between the client and their counselor.

Family Group

A family education and therapy group is held weekly. Family members are invited to participate regularly to better understand the disease of addiction.

Saturday Afternoon
1:30 to 2:30 PM
412 South Wesley
Oak Park, Illinois
708.344.3301

12 Step Meetings

A 12 Step program is important for continued sobriety.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) Meeting

Wednesday Night
7:30 PM
Grateful House
412 South Wesley Street
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
708.344.3301

Friday Night
7:00 PM
104 Oak Street
Maywood, Illinois 60153
708.345.8422