Number of Ohioans seeking treatment for gambling addictions increasing

Number of Ohioans seeking treatment for gambling addictions increasing


NEW THIS MORNING.. More people in Ohio are getting treated for gambling addiction… In the last two years — state reports show that the number of Ohioans treated with a gambling disorder rose 11 percent.. First News reporter Christina Mullen went to a local counselor finding out what help is out there for valley people… She joins us live in the newsroom with that story. [A13]730AM GAMBLING NEWSROOM-SG [A14]730AM GAMBLING NEWSROOM-LIVEIN Stephanie Geer is a gambling counselour.. She says Ohio is one of the leading states in providing services for gambling treatment and prevention. Geer says Meridan Healthcare has seen MORE people coming in admitting they have a gambling addiction… [A16]730AM GAMBLING NEWSROOM-SV WE FIRST DO AN ASSESSMENT KIND OF SEE WHERE THEY ARE AT, SEE WHERE THEIR GOALS ARE AND THEN FROM THERE THEY CAN CHOOSE TO DO INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING, GROUP COUNSELING, FAMILY COUNSELING THOSE DIFFERENT TYPES OF THINGS. THEN WE LOOK INTO UNDERSTAND GAMBLING AS AN ILLNESS. The next step is finding what triggers a person to gamble — like financial and relationship turmoil… Then finding different ways to combat those triggers. [A17]730AM GAMBLING NEWSROOM-LVOUT There are signs you can look out for to tell is someone has a gambling addiction.. I’ll explain what those are coming up in 30 minutes… Realtors here in the Valley say this is one the busiest times

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