Gambling addiction recovery

Whether for entertainment, quick cash or to impress their friends, teens in Stark County gamble for many different reasons. Sometimes they’ve had an early experience with a frequent gambler. Other times, financial necessity causes them to look for money anywhere they can. No matter how the gambling behaviors start, they often stem from a deeper issue that can be addressed through counseling and support.

Signs of gambling addiction

The following behaviors and addiction warning signs may help you determine when gambling has become a problem for you or someone you know:

  • Borrows or steals money from friends and loved ones
  • Brags about gambling participation and earnings
  • Difficulty managing dates, schedules and deadlines
  • Mood swings and changes in behavior
  • Most interested in conversations about gambling
  • Obsessed with scores and competitions
  • Acquires new items of significant value
  • Often misses work or school
  • Participates in daily or weekly card games
  • Uses gambling words such as “favorite” and “underdog” in everyday conversations


Questions to ask yourself

Are you concerned you may have a gambling problem? Ask yourself the following questions to determine if it’s time to reach out for help:

  • Are you being hounded by debt collectors?
  • Do thoughts of gambling keep you up at night?
  • Do you often miss school or work because you are gambling?
  • Do you wish you could stop gambling?
  • Does gambling help relieve your stress or anxiety?
  • Has a poor gambling performance ever caused you to have self-destructive thoughts?
  • Has gambling affected your mood or behavior?
  • Have you ever gambled with money reserved for food, rent or mortgage?
  • Have you gambled using borrowed or stolen money?
  • If good things happen, do you find yourself gambling to celebrate?
  • Is the time you spend gambling often longer than intended?
  • When you get into an argument with a loved one, does gambling serve as an escape?


Recovery & Support resources

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CommQuest Alliance

CommQuest Alliance Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and rape crisis Walk-in Assessment Hours: Monday: 12pm - 2pm Tuesday: 11am - 1pm Wednesday: 9:30am - 10:30am Thursday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
1207 West State St.
Suites F & M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-8407
Fax: (330) 821-8506
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
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CommQuest Canton

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, education and employment services, detox, hot meals, social center
  • CommQuest Cleveland Ave Outpatient - 625 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and Supported Employment Program Phone: 330-445-2677 Site Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am Wednesday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • CommQuest Market Ave Outpatient - 1341 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44714 Medication-assisted treatment, addiction and mental health counseling, Mom + Me program, drug screenings, and Family Support Group Phone: 330-453-8252 Site Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm Friday: 7:30am - 1:00pm Dosing Hours Monday - Friday 6:00am - 10:00am Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00am OTP Clinic Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 1:00pm Urine Drug Screen Hours Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 1:30pm Friday: 6:00am - 12:30pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am - 2:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 1:30pm Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • CommQuest Detox - 2600 6th St SW Canton, OH 44710 Phone: 330-830-3393 Enrollment Hours Any day 7:00am - 10:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • CommQuest Samaritans Table - 627 McKinley Ave NW Canton, OH 44703 Hot meal service Thursdays 11:00am - 1:00pm Phone: 330-454-8044
  • CommQuest Canton Friendship - 2200 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44709 Social center, hot meal program, and group skills instruction Phone: 330-453-8776
  • CommQuest Payee Center - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Financial assistance for those who want or need a payee Phone: 330-453-4275 Window Hours Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm Phone Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • CommQuest Metropolitan Centre - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Administration, education & employment services, school-based services, marketing, fund development and training Phone: 330-455-0374

CommQuest Massillon

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, family housing, male residential addiction treatment, driver intervention program
  • CommQuest Massillon Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services and case management Phone: 330-833-0234 Fax: 330-837-7705 130 1st St NW Massillon, OH 44647 Walk-In Assessment Hours: Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 11:30am - 1:30pm Wednesday: 10:30am - 12:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 10:30am Friday: 9:30am - 10:30am
  • CommQuest Family Living Center Housing for homeless families If looking to be placed at a shelter in Stark County, you must call the Homeless Hotline at 330-452-4363 Phone: 330-452-9807 412 Lincoln Way East Massillon, OH 44646
  • CommQuest Massillon Recovery Campus Wilson Hall - male residential addiction treatment and Driver Intervention Program Wilson Hall Phone: 330-830-8740 DIP Phone: 330-834-1934 1680 Nave Rd Se Massillon, OH 44646
Helpful links

Before You Bet

Find helpful resources for awareness, prevention and treatment of gambling disorder from The State of Ohio.

Change the Game Ohio

Get resources to help prevent and treat youth gambling for parents, teachers and children.

Gamblers Anonymous

Learn about local meetings and access helpful information for gamblers and their loved ones.

Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling

Helpful articles about how to stop gambling and regain control of your life.

National Council on Problem Gambling

Find helpful programs and resources to help support people who are struggling with a gambling addiction.

Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO)

A network of support for those impacted by gambling through collaboration, education and research.