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What is residential support?

If you’re struggling to overcome a gambling problem, or if you think you may have a gambling addiction, residential treatment programmes can be an effective way of helping you to regain control of your life within a safe, non-judgemental environment.

How can it help me?

Residential support gives you the opportunity to escape from your normal environment and routine, to help you break away from your usual gambling habits. By working with experienced programme coordinators, counsellors and therapists, you’ll be able to learn more about yourself and your relationship with gambling. As part of an intensive programme, you’ll work together on strategies and techniques to help you stop gambling and have move control over any future urges, so you can move on with your life in a healthy way.

What can I expect?

Everyone's situation is different, which is why there are many types of support and treatment available. One of our professional advisors will be able to help you find the right support option for you. It’s likely that they’ll recommend other types of treatment to you before recommending a residential retreat, such as talking therapy and support groups, as these have proven to be effective for most people. However, if they think you would benefit from residential support, they’ll put you in touch with a specialist organisation such as the Gordon Moody Association, who can discuss different programme options with you. Some programmes may last up to 12 weeks, so it’s important to make sure that you can commit to the programme duration before signing up.

Where do I start?

Our confidential advisors can help you find support or treatment that’s right for you. To speak to someone, call the National Gambling Helpline on Freephone 0808 8020 133, or find out about other support services here.