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Gambling Addiction Treatment

About Our Program

Algamus is one of the only gambling-specific treatment programs in the United States, and has been treating gamblers for 30 years.

We offer a 5-6 week stay at our mountain lodge, where our certified gambling counselors help guide you in making the behavioral changes needed to create a life of fulfilment, free from gambling.

Who Should Attend Algamus?

We believe that a gambling addiction should be treated with the same urgency as a substance use disorder or a physical health disease. You don’t have to have failed at Gamblers Anonymous or outpatient counseling before attending Algamus. Regardless of where you’re at in your struggle with gambling, we want to help get you on the right path.

We serve men and women across the country from all walks of life and all types of gambling addiction including (but not limited to):


Types of Treatment

We recognize that treatment is not a one-size-fits-all, and that individuals respond to treatment methods differently. That’s why we offer a variety of treatment methods, including: 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: You will work with one of our Internationally Certified Gambling Counselors to help get to the root of your compulsive gambling disorder and learn practical steps to overcoming it.

  • 12-Step Programs: We introduce our clients to the 12 Step Program of Gamblers Anonymous which enables the gambler to take responsibility for their past behavior, and provide a new perspective that allows them to move forward

  • Enneagram: Our therapists will guide you in how to use the Enneagram for self-exploration, healing, personal transformation and growth.

  • Group Therapy: You will meet daily with the rest of the group for a group therapy session. This is where you will get to hear the experiences of others, and share your own journey as a method of healing.

  • Aftercare Support: You are not alone, even after leaving the Algamus treatment facility.

Aftercare Program

Recovery is an ongoing process, and returning to your regular life after treatment can be a difficult adjustment, but you are not alone. 

During your time at Algamus, our staff will develop an individualized aftercare treatment plan for you to help you navigate your daily life and manage your triggers for when you return home. We keep in contact with you even after you have left Algamus by having consistent check-in calls. 

Individuals who complete our gambling-specific program find greater success when followed-up with gambling-informed aftercare. 



"It has been just over five years since I spent 40 days at Algamus in Prescott. It was a very difficult time but made much simpler through the gentle coaxing, teachings, therapies and friendships provided and made through a unique understanding and shared experience of gambling addiction.

Algamus saved my life and my family. It has taken a few years to earn back the trust and respect I had lost, but I am blessed to be healthier and happier than I would have believed possible.

A special "Thank you" to Rick Benson and crew. I am humbled by the work you do.

- Anne A.
Algamus Client in Recovery


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