Compulsive Gambling is a real disorder and it is so stated in the fifth edition of the: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) replaced the DSM-IV diagnosis of Pathological Gambling (PG) with Gambling Disorder (GD).
The question for the gambling addict and those who want to see long term recovery for him or her, is will it require attending an outpatient treatment program, or perhaps something like inpatient treatment combined with aftercare and transitional housing. There are options and the most important thing to hold onto at this time, is that there is hope and recovery. Don’t give up, you can stand up again!
One option is offered thru Project Turnabout in Granite Falls Minnesota. The program is called “The Vanguard Center for Gambling Recovery”.