Problem Gambling



Problem gambling (also called "compulsive gambling," "disordered gambling," "problem gambling," and "gambling addiction") includes all gambling behavioral patterns that compromise, disrupt, or damage personal,  family or vocational pursuits.


The essential features of problem gambling are:

  • increasing preoccupation with gambling

  • a need to bet more money more frequently

  • restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop

  • "chasing" losses

  • loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences.


In extreme cases, problem gambling can result in financial ruin, legal problems, loss of career and family, or even suicide.

Life Recovery Center is pleased to offer our state-certified gambling disorder treatment program. Gambling treatment program offers group and individual therapy sessions for gambling issues. Financial counseling is also available as part of our gambling disorder treatment program. Special funding is available to help individuals who qualify pay for their treatment at our agency. Your eligibility will be determined in your initial session.

Our gambling treatment program is overseen by Dr. Eric L Davis, who is an Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor II and the first and, currently, the ONLY Board Approved Clinical Consultant for gambling treatment in the state of Indiana.

Therapy services for Problem Gambling are available in the individual, group, and family therapy sessions. 

Problem Gambling Therapy Group

Dr. Eric Davis is starting a new weekly therapy group specifically for individuals struggling with gambling. The group meets from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Monday evenings. Please let Dr. Davis know if you would be interested in being a part of these sessions.

Do you think you may have a problem with Gambling? Take this test to learn more.


There is never a better time to seek help than right now! Around the world, millions of people have found recovery and are winning the battle against gambling addiction, one day at a time. We want to help you do the same!




Indiana Voluntary Exclusion Program Sign-Up

Enrollment in the Indiana Gambling Commission Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP) has proven to be extremely helpful for individuals  Life Recovery Center is proud to serve as an Indiana Gambling Commission Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP) Enrollment site. Individuals can sign up for the VEP at any of our office locations. If you're interested in signing up for the VEP, simply call us at 317.887.3290 x0 so we can be prepared to assist you.





Need more information? Contact Co-Executive Director, Dr. Eric Davis.