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Problem Gambling Services

Don't know? Take the Quiz!

This self-assessment is based on the Canadian Problem Gambling Index. It will give you a good idea of whether you need to take corrective action.

Thinking about the last 12 months…  

Have you bet more than you could really afford to lose? 
    0 Never.  1 Sometimes.  2 Most of the time.  3 Almost always.

Still thinking about the last 12 months, have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement? 
    0 Never.  1 Sometimes.  2 Most of the time.  3 Almost always.

When you gambled, did you go back another day to try to win back the money you lost? 
    0 Never.  1 Sometimes.  2 Most of the time.  3 Almost always.

Have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble? 
    0 Never.  1 Sometimes.  2 Most of the time.  3 Almost always.

Have you felt that you might have a problem with gambling? 
    0 Never.  1 Sometimes.  2 Most of the time.  3 Almost always.

Has gambling caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety? 
    0 Never.  1 Sometimes.  2 Most of the time.  3 Almost always.

Have people criticized your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, regardless of whether or not you thought it was true? 
    0 Never.  1 Sometimes.  2 Most of the time.  3 Almost always.

Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household? 
    0 Never.  1 Sometimes.  2 Most of the time.  3 Almost always.

Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?
    0 Never.  1 Sometimes.  2 Most of the time.  3 Almost always


Total your score. The higher your score, the greater the risk that your gambling is a problem.

If you scored 3 or more please call us for a Problem Gambling Assessment. Call (440) 989-4900.

Score of 1 or 2 = Low level of problems with few or no identified negative consequences.

Score of 3 to 7 = Moderate level of problems leading to some negative consequences.

Score of 8 or more = Problem gambling with negative consequences and a possible loss of control. Get help now! Click HERE!

Assessment Services

The LCADA Way provides a variety of assessment and screening options to fit your needs, whether you or a loved one is struggling with gambling, gaming and/or problematic internet use related concerns. To schedule an appointment for an assessment, please call our Intake Services Department at 440-989-4900.

Individual & Adolescent Counseling

Our Problem Gambling Services take into consideration age, biological, behavioral, economic and cultural issues influencing gambling and health. We combine prevention, harm reduction and multiple levels of treatment, focusing on quality of life issues for gamblers and their loved ones. Our strategies minimize gambling’s negative impacts while recognizing the reality of gambling’s availability, cultural acceptance and economic appeal.

Family Support & Information

Experts at The LCADA Way know problem gambling doesn’t just affect the gambler. It can have serious consequences for the people around them too. Families suffer from debt and property loss caused by gambling. Loved ones are manipulated and lied to, children are neglected and verbal and physical abuse is common. The good news is that you are not powerless. In fact, friends and family of problem gamblers are often the driving force behind getting the gambler to admit a problem and get help. We are here to provide tips for friends and family of problem gamblers.

Residential & Day Treatment Programs

Our programs provide structured, scheduled treatment and/or rehabilitation activities while the individual resides at home or in one of our recovery facilities. Individuals develop and practice the skills to manage gambling and related problems, with 24 hr. access to a supportive environment. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, we help individuals gain insight in destructive behavior patterns and replace them with healthy coping skills. Treatment is supplemented with individualized continuing care programs.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a comprehensive treatment approach for young and old. The program includes an initial evaluation, educational group, group therapy and individual or family therapy sessions and 12-step support groups. Our goal is to help those who are addicted or struggling to avoid relapse, develop skills and tools that will lead to recovery and overall wellness.

Community & Employer Education

At The LCADA Way, we are committed to providing services and programs for problem gamblers, their families, employers and the greater community through gambling addiction treatment support, information and education, advocacy and prevention efforts. We recognize that most people who gamble do so for recreation and suffer no serious problems. However, for some, gambling becomes a serious addiction that can impact employers and their community. Call us for more information on how we can help.

Low Intensity Treatment

Our low intensity treatment is designed for those experiencing early-stage gambling problems. The treatment includes participation in education groups of 6-12 sessions to assist individuals and loved ones in determining the most appropriate next steps for recovery. Individualized Counseling and Family Education is also available.


The last phase of an individual’s recovery is our AfterCare program. This program provides a strong support network for the individual until they can successfully maintain recovery on their own.

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2115 West Park Drive
Lorain, OH 44053
(440) 989-4900

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