Central Iowa Gambling Treatment Program  

Central Iowa Gambling Treatment Program's approach to addictions treatment is comprehensive. We concentrate on understanding each client's special needs and providing guidance needed to return clients to healthier lives.


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CIGTP offers comprehensive counseling to concerned others.

Many times the actions of a compulsive gambler can deeply affect those people around them.  Family members learn that encouraging gamblers to get help can be the best support to give.  Bailing people with gambling problems out of debt is not the answer.  Family members can receive counseling and education to cope with the problem.

Family members learn that it may be necessary to:

  • take control of their own lives
  • confront and cease enabling behaviors
  • restore their normal life patterns
  • detach in healthy ways from situations
  • reinforce appropriate actions for recovery
  • distance themselves from problem gambling behavior
  • take responsibility for their own lives
  • take control of money management, bank accounts, and insurance matters

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If you do not live in the Des Moines area click here for the locations of our satellite offices: CIGTP Satellite Offices


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Last modified: 01/29/08