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Recovery Road expands treatment services to help the compulsive gambler

October 5, 2012
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Recovery Road has announced its expansion to include treatment of gambling addiction, providing those living with the illness an opportunity for recovery. Recovery Road has leveraged its current model for addiction treatment and services and added key personnel, including Arnie and Sheila Wexler, two of the country's pioneers in treating compulsive gambling.

The Wexlers bring more than 40 years of experience working with compulsive gamblers and their families to Recovery Road. Both are Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselors (CCGC) and will be instrumental in the success of Recovery Road’s gambling addiction program, as well as in the hiring of other certified gambling counselors, therapists and staff.

“Our approach to treating various forms of addiction has garnered the accolades of both our clients and addiction professionals, and we now have an excellent team in place to provide the best treatment for the compulsive gambler,” said A.J. Schreiber, Recovery Road CEO. “The Wexlers, along with the other certified professionals who have joined our team, bring a wealth of experience and expertise, as well as the right tools, to Recovery Road, so we can deliver the most effective treatment of this insidious disease."

Gambling addiction, or pathological gambling, is a serious and progressive mental disorder that affects approximately 2 million adults in the U.S. alone, according to the latest reports by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), and continues to spread rapidly with the increase in online gambling. The NCPG also reports that one in five pathological gamblers attempts suicide, a rate higher than any other addictive disorder.

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