Problem Gambling

The odd visit to the casino, the racetrack, or football bet on a big game can be a fun, social form of recreation and entertainment. When gambling is done in moderation, and the gambler is able to stay in control of both the amount of money, and time, they are spending on gambling, there is no cause for concern. But when does gambling become a problem? Do you have concerns about the frequency of your own gambling, or the gambling habits of a friend or family member? Wondering what constitutes a gambling problem? Problem gambling is classified as an impulse control disorder, and is a form of addiction. If your own gambling, or that of a loved one, is disrupting daily life, (including work, school or family), is going beyond financial means, or if the gambler cannot control their impulse to gamble, chances are there is a problem. If gambling is being used as a relief, or an escape from the pressures of everyday life, or being used to overcome feelings such as anxiety, loneliness, or depression, these are red flags that it is no longer simply a form of entertainment. The internet provides gamblers an overly-accessible means of gambling, making it more and more possible for gamblers to hide their addictions. The good news is, we have many resources available to help identify, diagnose and treat a gambling problem.

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Hamilton. Public Health Services - Problem Gambling Program - Cooper Building

Provides information, assessment, referral and treatment services to individual and families. Services are free and confidential, will also provide public awareness and education about responsible and problem gambling upon request.

Gamblers Anonymous - Hamilton East - Hamilton

Offers peer-led self-help groups for those with gambling problems:

For additional help, call the Ontario Helpline at 1-855-222-5542.

ADAPT: Halton Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Service - Addiction Assessment and Treatment, Burlington Office - Burlington Office

Services include assessment, treatment, individual and group counselling as well as educational services with respect to alcohol, drug and gambling related issues

Programs include:
* community withdrawal management
* Days Ahead Youth program
* parent program/parent education group
* problem gambling
* problem gambling day treatment
* family and group counselling
* opioid treatment and outreach
* concurrent disorders/Halton Homes
* first episode psychosis/ Phoenix program
* Know The D.E.A.L. (Drugs, Education, Alcohol & the Law)
* community justice programs
* community consultation and education
* Transitional Aged youth Outreach Program (TAYOP)
* Back-on-Track (remedial measures program for those convicted of impaired driving)
* referrals and aftercare
* peer support

ADAPT: Halton Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Service - Addiction Assessment and Treatment, Oakville Office - Oakville Office

Services include assessment, treatment, individual and group counselling as well as educational services with respect to alcohol, drug and gambling related issues

Programs include:
* community withdrawal management
* Days Ahead Youth program
* parent program/parent education group
* problem gambling
* problem gambling day treatment
* family and group counselling
* opioid treatment and outreach
* concurrent disorders/Halton Homes
* first episode psychosis/ Phoenix program
* Know The D.E.A.L. (Drugs, Education, Alcohol & the Law)
* community justice programs
* community consultation and education
* Transitional Aged youth Outreach Program (TAYOP)
* Back-on-Track (remedial measures program for those convicted of impaired driving)
* referrals and aftercare
* peer support

ADAPT: Halton Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Service - Addiction Assessment and Treatment, Milton Office - Milton Office

Services include assessment, treatment, individual and group counselling as well as educational services with respect to alcohol, drug and gambling related issues

Programs include:
* community withdrawal management
* Days Ahead Youth program
* parent program/parent education group
* problem gambling
* problem gambling day treatment
* family and group counselling
* opioid treatment and outreach
* concurrent disorders/Halton Homes
* first episode psychosis/ Phoenix program
* Know The D.E.A.L. (Drugs, Education, Alcohol & the Law)
* community justice programs
* community consultation and education
* Transitional Aged youth Outreach Program (TAYOP)
* Back-on-Track (remedial measures program for those convicted of impaired driving)
* referrals and aftercare
* peer support

Hamilton. Public Health Services - Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Services - Cooper Building

Provides information, counselling and programs on alcohol and drugs.

Programs & Services:
* Concurrent Disorders Groups
* Group and Individual Counselling
* Relapse Prevention Program
* Older, Wiser Lifestyles (OWL)
* Specialized group treatments
* Skills for Change
* Skills To Enhance Personal Success (STEPS)
* Methadone case management

Hamilton.Planning & Economic Development Department - Lottery Licenses - Hamilton City Centre, Licensing & Permits Office

"Charitable gaming" refers to lottery schemes permitted by a licence under the Criminal Code of Canada and are typically held by charitable, religious organizations and non-profit organizations.
Licences are available for:
* Raffle Lottery Schemes
* Bingo Lottery Schemes
* Bazaars
* Break Open Tickets

Burlington. City Building - Planning, Building and Culture - Building Division - Licences for Businesses & Charitable Functions - Burlington City Hall

Business Licences:
Responsible for issuing licenses for certain businesses, including: personal services, taxi drivers, restaurants, and adult entertainers

Charitable Functions:
Issues licences for charitable functions
* contact the Building Division for information on how to obtain a licence for raffles, bingo, break-open tickets and bazaars

Hamilton. Healthy & Safe Communities Department, Recreation Division - 55+ Programming, Main Hess Seniors Activity Club - Main Hess Seniors Activity Club

A seniors club operated by the city, offering bingo, regular euchre, railroad euchre, open darts, and special events & meals.

General Topics and Information - Halton Region - Permits for Events, Liquor and Special Occasions - Burlington

This listing gives an overview of how to apply for various licences and permits, including liquor permits, licences for fundraising events and outdoor event permits.

Permits and Licences issued by City of Burlington: (see website here):
* Building Permits
* Burn Permit
* Business Licences
* Certificates - Marriage, Birth, Death
* Dog Licences
* Group Homes
* Liquor Licences
* Lottery Licences
* Marriage Licences
* Parks and Recreation Permits and Rentals
* Pool Permits
* Property Information Request
* Road and Transportation Permits
* Sign Permits
* Site Alteration Permit
* Tag Day
* The Cannabis Act and the City of Burlington



Special Occasion Liquor Permits
Special Occasion Permits (SOPs) are issued through certain LCBO stores across Ontario on behalf of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
* to find a store that issues Special Occasion Permits, use LCBO Store Search here (select location and 'Special Occasion Permits' )
* for more information on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission, see separate listing here

For outdoor events using City property (arts, cultural and music festivals, block parties, celebrations, charity runs and walks, Love My Hood, parades, races and triathlons, and other events):
* follow City of Burlington Festivals and Events planning information here

Gamblers Anonymous - Halton Area Meetings - Halton - No Physical Address

Offers support and self-help rehabilitation referrals to persons addicted to gambling.

Gam-Anon is also available for friends and family.

ADAPT: Halton Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Service - Addiction Assessment and Treatment, Georgetown Office - Georgetown Office

Services include assessment, treatment, individual and group counselling as well as educational services with respect to alcohol, drug and gambling related issues

Programs include:
* community withdrawal management
* Days Ahead Youth program
* parent program/parent education group
* problem gambling
* problem gambling day treatment
* family and group counselling
* opioid treatment and outreach
* concurrent disorders/Halton Homes
* first episode psychosis/ Phoenix program
* Know The D.E.A.L. (Drugs, Education, Alcohol & the Law)
* community justice programs
* community consultation and education
* Transitional Aged youth Outreach Program (TAYOP)
* Back-on-Track (remedial measures program for those convicted of impaired driving)
* referrals and aftercare
* peer support