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Gambling Addiction

What is Cliffside Malibu? Why is Cliffside’s gambling addiction program so effective?

In order to successfully overcome a gambling addiction, treatment has to focus on the unique needs of the individual suffering from this affliction. The counselors and therapists with the gambling addiction program at Cliffside Malibu have helped many gambling addicts recover and return to a normal life. Our staff is experienced in dealing with the unique nature of a gambling addiction; they understand that a gambler can’t simply will themselves to stop, that they suffer from a compulsive disorder that requires treatment like any other disease. The gambling addiction program at Cliffside Malibu leverages the expertise of our staff and includes treatment of both the physiological and psychological aspects of the addiction. Our gambling addiction program features:

  • a primary therapist assigned to each patient for the duration of his or her stay, ensuring individual attention.
  • treatment that is tailored to the unique needs of each patient.
  • individual and group therapies.
  • Family programs.
  • 12 step program.
  • aftercare programs for continued support.

Cliffside Malibu also recognizes that recovery from a gambling addiction cannot take place in a stressful, crowded or unpleasant environment. Our exclusive residence is designed to make our patients as comfortable as possible during their stay and to prevent the stresses from everyday life from intruding on their recovery. We feel our facilities are world class, with patients enjoying resort-like amenities such as:

  • luxurious rooms equipped with plasma televisions and fireplaces.
  • an oceanfront location with private beach access.
  • sun deck and heated lap pool.
  • wide range of recreational and relaxation activities including horseback riding, yoga, hiking, swimming and cycling.
  • fitness facilities and personal trainer.
  • An ocean view dining room serving gourmet meals.

What can Cliffside Malibu do to help you overcome your gambling addiction?

If you or someone you love suffers from a gambling addiction, Cliffside Malibu can help; if the measure is required, we can even assist in staging an intervention. Our residents are comfortable, relaxed, medically supervised and worry-free during their stay, so that they have nothing to distract them from their recovery. When in-residence treatment is completed, an after-care program is provided and we also offer counseling and services for family members. Our staff are caring, focused on ensuring patients receive the individual attention they require to succeed and have a wealth of experience in dealing with gambling addiction. We can help you or your loved one beat this addiction and reclaim your life. Dear Cliffside Malibu: This is a quick note to express my appreciation for the treatment I received as part of your gambling addiction program. I didn’t get a chance to say good-bye to everyone, but I want all of the staff to know that their encouragement and compassion was greatly appreciated during what I feared might be an embarrassing stay. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth- there is no judging and, as Dr. “X” pointed out, he has helped treat hundreds of gambling addicts so I was hardly alone in my affliction. The food was tremendous and I was pleasantly surprised to learn a personal trainer was available to help us. You really helped me out of what was becoming a very depressing situation. Thanks for everything. Yours Truly, Name Withheld. It sounds like Cliffside Malibu can help me. What should I do next? If you know you have a gambling problem and want to do something about it, the first step to breaking free of your addiction is a call to Cliffside Malibu. Call us toll free, 24 hours a day at 800-501-1988. One of our trained counselors is waiting to help you; they can provide immediate, expert assistance over the telephone through one of our experienced therapists. If you are concerned about a loved one who has a gambling addiction, call us and a counselor can advise you on what you can do to help. Dear Cliffside Malibu, I always suspected my dad was up to something –he was hiding the mail, bouncing checks, even taking eh change out of my piggy bank. When I ran into him at a store with what had to be thirty lottery tickets, I had a pretty good idea of what was going on; his father had been a known gambler, so it didn’t seem a big stretch. But I wanted to talk to someone who had experience in treating gambling addictions before I confronted him. Your help line was just what I needed- I got to speak to a trained counselor right away and after just a few minutes, they put me in contact with a therapist from your gambling addiction program. After talking with her, I at least knew what my options were. This actually ended OK. Dad agreed to treatment and he’s beaten gambling, but it all started with that call to your help line and that helpful person on the phone. Sincerely, Name Withheld.

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