Problem Gambling & Behavioural Addictions

Our trained counsellors are here to provide ongoing support to clients of all ages who are struggling with any of the following issues: gambling-related issues, gaming, excessive internet use, shopping or hyper-sexuality. Support services at ADAPT begin with a comprehensive assessment to explore the effect the problem area has on all aspects of one’s life. Next, an individualized treatment plan is developed by the counsellor and the client. The gambling addiction treatment plan may include individual, group, couples/family counselling, as well as referrals to day treatments (see below), residential treatments, or utilization of other community resources.

Counselling services are also available to the significant others and family members affected by the problem behaviour of a loved one, regardless of whether or not the loved one is a client of ADAPT services.

Problem Gambling Intensive Day Treatment Program

Gambling can affect a person’s finances, job, family, emotional health and overall quality of life. ADAPT offers a no-cost, 5-day intensive treatment program focused on gambling-specific issues. Through education and support we strive to assist clients in building a successful foundation for healthy, long-term lifestyle changes.  The program is accessible at several locations in Ontario and runs Monday to Friday, 9:30 – 3:30.

Topics covered in the Problem Gambling Day Treatment program include:

  • Education about problem gambling and how it can become addictive
  • Exploring thoughts that maintain problem gambling
  • Coping with emotions
  • Developing behaviours that support change
  • Relapse prevention

All services are fully confidential, free of charge, and facilitated by counsellors with experience specific to behavioural addictions. For inquiries or referrals please contact the Problem Gambling Day Treatment Program at:

Toll Free: 1-866-783-7073  OR  Local: 905-639-6537

Problem Gambling – Community Awareness

**If you are a community worker and would like to refer a client to the Problem Gambling Intensive Day Treatment Program, please download our Virtual Day Treatment Referral Package 2020 Fillable.