Through our Speaker’s Network, a gambling addiction professional can come and visit mental health and social services programs and provide an introduction to problem gambling / gambling addiction for staff. These visits can be arranged anywhere in Minnesota and are free of charge. The purpose is to introduce professionals who are not gambling specialists, to the basics of gambling addiction as well as assessment, referral and treatment options available throughout the state. In visiting some programs, our speaker will also address a client group that is receiving treatment for a mental health or other addiction situation. To learn more and arrange a visit to your program, contact John VonEschen, Jvon64@gmail.com or call John at 952-200-4605.
Recovery from gambling addiction is possible.
When I was asked to share my story, I didn’t hesitate. I think it’s so important for people to see that everyday, regular people can have a gambling addiction. And by telling my story I hope I can help others and reduce the shame of compulsive gambling.
Looking back on it, I guess it’s not surprising that I developed a gambling problem. I had a risk-taking personality and was exposed to various forms of gambling as early as age 9. Read more . . .