Gambling Support Directory

When you are ready to seek help for problem gambling, it’s important to be able to find experts located near you, experienced in treating gambling addiction and ready to support your recovery. Professional support can help you understand that you are not alone in living with a gambling addiction, and that recovery is possible.   

KnowTheOdds’ Problem Gambling Support Directory provides a list of recommended programs and organizations located in counties throughout New York State. These organizations provide a variety of addiction treatment options, from support groups and in-patient programs to individual and family counseling opportunities.

Within the Problem Gambling Support Directory, you can compare the various organizations you can reach out to for help and identify the options right for you. Phone numbers, email addresses, websites and more are provided to help you reach out for help whenever you are ready.

By contacting the gambling disorders support programs listed below, we hope you are able to find the professional guidance and help you need to have a long and healthy recovery.

Albany

  • Primary Services: The Center for Problem Gambling provides counseling and support services to individuals who need help with their gambling problem. They provide a full range of services, including:

    *Individual counseling
    *Gambling recovery groups
    *Couples and family counseling
    *Support groups for significant others
    *Outreach and education
    *Gamblers Anonymous (GA) meetings

Erie

  • Name: Jewish Family Service of Buffalo
  • Program: Gambling Recovery Program
  • Address: 70 Barker Street, Buffalo, New York 14209
  • URL: http://www.jfsbuffalo.org/
  • Program Director: Donna Possenti
  • Phone: (716) 883-1914
  • Email: dpossenti@jfsbuffalo.org
  • Primary Services: Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Buffalo & Erie County partners with families, children and individuals of all beliefs and backgrounds to help them succeed in transition and overcome the challenges of everyday life. The JFS Gambling Recovery Program provides treatment to teens, adults, seniors and their families for problem and / or compulsive gambling. Diagnostic and intervention therapy includes vocational counseling, psychiatric and financial consultation and crisis intervention.

    The JFS Gambling Recovery Program is
    open to residents of Erie & Niagara County.
  • Name: Margaret A. Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center
  • Program:
  • Address: 360 Forest Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213
  • URL: http://www.oasas.ny.gov/atc/stutzman/index.cfm
  • Program Director: Susan Lisker
  • Phone: (716) 882-4900
  • Email: Susan.Lisker@oasas.ny.gov
  • Primary Services: Individual and group counseling for those affected by problem gambling. Clinical staff on site have specialized problem gambling training and/or credentials and are able to provide direct clinical services as both an individualized issue and as a co-occurring disorder. Patients do not have to have a primary substance abuse diagnosis to be admitted for problem gambling treatment services. To make a referral or for more information about problem gambling inpatient treatment, please call the Admissions Office at 716-882-4906.

Essex

  • Name: St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Center
  • Program:
  • Address: 50 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, New York 12833
  • URL: http://www.stjoestreatment.org/
  • Program Director: Beryl (Sue) Gregory - Director of St. Joe's Community Services
  • Phone: (518) 891-3950
  • Email: sgregory@stjoestreatment.org
  • Primary Services: Intensive case management, assessment, individual and group counseling addressing early recovery skills, recovery issues, relapse prevention, continuing care and co-dependency. They promote healing and recovery for men, women, and their families suffering from the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency. They also offer assessment and individual and group counseling for Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Referrals for services based on clients' needs to Medical Services, Mental Health/Psychiatric Services, Career/Employment/Educational, Financial Counseling, Legal Services, and Self Help & Recovery Groups are also available through the clinics. Problem gambling treatment and support services.

Franklin

  • Name: North Star Behavioral Chemical Dependency Services
  • Program:
  • Address: 209 Park Street, P.O. Box 608 Malone, New York 12953
  • URL: http://www.citizenadvocates.net
  • Program Director: Beth Lawyer - Director
  • Phone: (518) 483-8980
  • Email: bethlawyer@citizenadvocates.net
  • Primary Services: Problem gambling treatment and support services.

Genesee

  • Name: Genesee Council on Alcohol & Substance Abuse
  • Program:
  • Address: 430 East Main St PO Box 430 Batavia, New York 14020
  • URL: http://www.gcasa.net
  • Program Director: Shannon Murphy - Program Director
  • Phone: (585) 343-1124
  • Email: smurphy@gcasa.org
  • Primary Services: Problem gambling treatment and support services.

Kings

  • Name: SAFE Foundation
  • Program: Gambling Treatment Program
  • Address: PO Box 230060, Brooklyn, New York 11223
  • URL: http://thesafefoundation.org/
  • Program Director: Ike Dweck
  • Phone: (866) 569-7233 ext. 315
  • Email: ike@thesafefoundation.org
  • Primary Services: SAFE provides high quality treatment for those who are clinically appropriate for that level of care. Services include individual/group/family counseling, co-dependency/family groups, relapse prevention, early recovery group, drug screening and monitoring, family program, 12 step, psychiatric evaluation, and medical monitoring
  • Name: Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center
  • Program:
  • Address: 754 Lexington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
  • URL: https://www.oasas.ny.gov/atc/kingsboro/
  • Program Director: Vibeke Velez - Director
  • Phone: 718-453-3200
  • Email: vibeke.velez@oasas.ny.gov
  • Primary Services: Individual and group counseling for those affected by problem gambling. Clinical staff on site have specialized problem gambling training and/or credentials and are able to provide direct clinical services as both an individualized issue and as a co-occurring disorder. Patients do not have to have a primary substance abuse diagnosis to be admitted for problem gambling treatment services. To make a referral or for more information about problem gambling inpatient treatment, please call the Admissions Office at 718-453-7497 or 718-453-7767.

Manhattan/Bronx

  • Name: Columbia University Medical Center
  • Program: Columbia Gambling Disorders Clinic
  • Address: 1051 Riverside Drive New York, New York 10032
  • URL: www.ColumbiaGamblingDisordersClinic.org
  • Program Director: Dr. Mayumi Okuda Benavides - Director
  • Phone: (646) 774-8009
  • Email: mo2339@cumc.columbia.edu
  • Primary Services: The Columbia Gambling Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, funded by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) helps people with gambling addiction free of charge. Problem gambling treatment and support services.

Monroe

  • Name: John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center
  • Program:
  • Address: 1732 South Avenue Rochester NY 14620
  • URL: http://www.oasas.ny.gov/atc/norris/index.cfm
  • Program Director: David Freeman - Director
  • Phone: (585) 461-0410 ext. 265
  • Email: david.freeman@oasas.ny.gov
  • Primary Services: Individual and group counseling for those affected by problem gambling. Clinical staff on site have specialized problem gambling training and/or credentials and are able to provide direct clinical services as both an individualized issue and as a co-occurring disorder. Patients do not have to have a primary substance abuse diagnosis to be admitted for problem gambling treatment services. To make a referral or for more information about problem gambling inpatient treatment, please call the Admissions Office at 585-461-0410 ext. 265.

Nassau

  • Name: Community Counseling Services of West Nassau, Inc.
  • Program: Gambling Treatment Program
  • Address: 1200 A Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square, New York 11010
  • URL: http://www.ccswn.org
  • Program Director: Sal LaFemina - Executive Director
  • Phone: (516) 328-1717
  • Email: slafemina@ccswn.org
  • Primary Services: Community Counseling Services of West Nassau Inc. considers as its purpose the provision of counseling and other related services and programs to all individuals and families, children, adolescents and adults of Western Nassau and surrounding Communities Services include outpatient compulsive/problem gambling education and treatment, individual therapy, group therapy and marital and family therapy.

Niagara

  • Name: Jewish Family Service of Buffalo
  • Program: Gambling Recovery Program
  • Address: 70 Barker Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
  • URL: http://www.jfsbuffalo.org/
  • Program Director: Donna Possenti - Director
  • Phone: (716) 883-1914
  • Email: dpossenti@jfsbuffalo.org
  • Primary Services: Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Buffalo & Erie County partners with families, children and individuals of all beliefs and backgrounds to help them succeed in transition and overcome the challenges of everyday life. The JFS Gambling Recovery Program provides treatment to teens, adults, seniors and their families for problem and / or compulsive gambling. Diagnostic and intervention therapy includes vocational counseling, psychiatric and financial consultation and crisis intervention.

    The JFS Gambling Recovery Program is
    open to residents of Erie & Niagara County.

Onondaga

  • Name: Syracuse Brick House, Inc.
  • Program: Syracuse Behavioral Health Care
  • Address: 847 James Street Suite 1411, Syracuse, New York 13203
  • URL: http://www.sbh.org
  • Program Director: Kathi Meadows
  • Phone: (315) 471-1564 Ext 126
  • Email: kathim@sbh.org
  • Primary Services: Offering clinical evaluation, and individual and group counseling. Supervision is provided for pre-school aged children on-site. Special programming is available for older children, other family members, and those in need of extra help with vocational, psychological, or family problems. Problem gambling treatment and support services.

Orange

  • Name: Richard C. Ward Addiction Treatment Center
  • Program:
  • Address: 117 Seward Ave, Bldg 92, Suite #12/16, Middletown, NY 10940
  • URL: http://www.oasas.ny.gov/atc/ward/index.cfm
  • Program Director: Mary Johnsen - Director
  • Phone: (845) 341-2500
  • Email: Mary.Johnsen@oasas.ny.gov
  • Primary Services: Individual and group counseling for those affected by problem gambling. Clinical staff on site have specialized problem gambling training and/or credentials and are able to provide direct clinical services as both an individualized issue and as a co-occurring disorder. Patients do not have to have a primary substance abuse diagnosis to be admitted for problem gambling treatment services. To make a referral or for more information about problem gambling inpatient treatment, please call the Admissions Office at 845-341-2511.

Orleans

  • Name: Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
  • Program: Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
  • Address: 249 East Avenue, PO Box 438 West Avenue Albion, New York 14411
  • URL: http://www.gcasa.net
  • Program Director: Kathy Hodgins - Program Director
  • Phone: (585) 815-1849
  • Email: khodgins@gcasa.org
  • Primary Services: Problem gambling treatment and support services.

Queens

  • Name: Queens Center for Excellence
  • Program:
  • Address: Clinicians throughout all of Queens County
  • URL: http://queenscfe.org/
  • Program Director: Michael Suarez
  • Phone: (347) 551-2913
  • Email: MSuarez@NYProblemGambling.org
  • Primary Services: The Queens Center for Excellence (QCFE) is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling. QCFE is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling within Queens County through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them. QCFE is dedicated to the positive transformation of lives harmed by problem gambling. This vision of transformation includes individuals with a gambling problem as well as their families and communities. With a focus on supporting the individual and reducing barriers to care, QCFE is truly the premier organization providing problem gambling services in Queens.

    The Queens Center for Excellence focuses its efforts on:
    - Increasing public awareness of problem gambling
    - Providing community education about problem gambling
    - Partnering with community organizations to accomplish our mission and vision
    - Connecting clients with treatment, recovery and support services
    - Working with the gaming industry to promote responsible gambling
    - Working with the district attorney’s office on alternative sentencing for problem gambling
    - Promoting healthy lifestyles which foster freedom from problem gambling
  • Name: Creedmoor Addiction Treatment Center
  • Program:
  • Address: Building 19 - CBU 15 80-45 Winchester Boulevard, Queens Village, NY 11427
  • URL: http://www.oasas.ny.gov/atc/creedmoor/index.cfm
  • Program Director: Maria Pasceri - Director
  • Phone: (718) 264-3740
  • Email: Maria.Pasceri@oasas.ny.gov
  • Primary Services: Individual and group counseling for those affected by problem gambling. Clinical staff on site have specialized problem gambling training and/or credentials and are able to provide direct clinical services as both an individualized issue and as a co-occurring disorder. Patients do not have to have a primary substance abuse diagnosis to be admitted for problem gambling treatment services. To make a referral or for more information about problem gambling inpatient treatment, please call the Admissions Office at 718-264-3742.

Rensselaer

  • Name: Hudson Mohawk Recovery Center
  • Program:
  • Address: 743 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, New York 12061
  • URL: http://www.hmrecovery.net/
  • Program Director: Mary Delory - Director of Outpatient Services
  • Phone: (518) 477-7535
  • Email: maryd@hmrecovery.net
  • Primary Services: Hudson Mohawk Recovery Center, Inc. operates five NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services licensed treatment facilities for addiction throughout Rensselaer County, New York. There are Outpatient Clinics in Troy, East Greenbush and Hoosick Falls. Services include screening, evaluation, individual and group counseling, educational services on problem and pathological gambling, relapse prevention services, family services, and referrals for financial counseling.

Richmond

  • Name: Richmond University Medical Center
  • Program: Gambler's Treatment Center
  • Address: 690 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10310
  • URL: http://rumcsi.org/Main/BehavioralHealth.aspx
  • Program Director: Beth Schwartz
  • Phone: (718) 876-1285
  • Email: BSchwartz@RUMCSI.org
  • Primary Services: Counseling, diagnostic and psychiatric services; vocational guidance; and information and referral services and education and training programs. Problem gambling treatment and support services.

Rockland

  • Name: Lexington Center for Recovery, Inc.
  • Program: Airmont Clinic
  • Address: 100 Route 59, Suite L-1, Suffern NY 10901
  • URL: http://www.lexingtonctr.org
  • Program Director: Barbara Tabala - Clinical Supervisor
  • Phone: (914) 666-0191 x 1007
  • Email: btabala@lexingtonctr.org
  • Primary Services: Problem gambling treatment and support services.

St. Lawrence

  • Name: St. Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center
  • Program:
  • Address: 1 Chimney Point Drive, Hamilton Hall, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
  • URL: http://www.oasas.ny.gov/atc/stlawrence/
  • Program Director: William Coppola - Director
  • Phone: 315-393-1180
  • Email: William.Coppola@oasas.ny.gov
  • Primary Services: Individual and group counseling for those affected by problem gambling. Clinical staff on site have specialized problem gambling training and/or credentials and are able to provide direct clinical services as both an individualized issue and as a co-occurring disorder. Patients do not have to have a primary substance abuse diagnosis to be admitted for problem gambling treatment services. To make a referral or for more information about problem gambling inpatient treatment, please call the Admissions Office at 315-393-6602.

Schenectady

  • Name: New Choices Recovery Center
  • Program:
  • Address: 302 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
  • URL: http://www.newchoicesrecovery.org/site/
  • Program Director: Laura Combs- Clinical Director
  • Phone: (518) 346-4436
  • Email: LCombs@newchoicesrecovery.org
  • Primary Services: Problem gambling treatment and support services.

Schoharie

  • Name: Schoharie County Chemical Dependency Clinic
  • Program: Gambling Treatment
  • Address: 113 Park Place, Suite 1, Schoharie, New York 12157
  • URL:
  • Program Director: Paul Schultz - Director of Community Services
  • Phone: (518) 295-2031
  • Email: Paul.Schultz@co.schoharie.ny.us
  • Primary Services: Evaluations, individual counseling. Problem gambling treatment and support services.

Seneca

  • Primary Services: Problem gambling treatment and support services.

Sullivan

  • Primary Services: Catholic Charities Recovery Center offers gamblers, their families and loved ones, a comprehensive treatment program called Problem Gamblers’ Recovery Program (PGRP) which is aimed at achieving abstinence from problem gambling and enhanced quality of life. Our clinical services include assessment and individual, family, and group counseling.

Westchester

  • Name: Lexington Center For Recovery, Inc
  • Program:
  • Address: 24 Smith Avenue, Mt. Kisco 10549
  • URL: http://www.lexingtonctr.org
  • Program Director: Rod Correa
  • Phone: (914) 666-6740 x125
  • Email: rcorrea@lexingtonctr.org
  • Primary Services: Problem gambling treatment and support services.
  • Name: Lexington Center For Recovery, Inc
  • Program:
  • Address: 3 Cottage Place, New Rochelle 10801
  • URL: http://www.lexingtonctr.org
  • Program Director: Rod Correa
  • Phone: (914) 235-6633 x1520
  • Email: rcorrea@lexingtonctr.org
  • Primary Services: Problem gambling treatment and support services.