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San Diego gambling addiction is a huge problem locally, and in California especially, where there are numerous Indian Casinos. According to the 2006 California Problem Gambling Prevalence Study, approximately 1,018,462 California adults experience significant problems related to gambling. In addition, 2.2 to 2.7 million California adults are at risk for developing gambling-related problems and juveniles are more likely than adults to develop a gambling addiction. The California Research Bureau’s May 2006 Report, “Gambling in the Golden State,” estimated that problem and pathological gambling in California costs society nearly $1 billion annually (costs associated with crime, unpaid debts and bankruptcy, mental illness, substance abuse, unemployment, and public assistance).

Our San Diego gambling addiction therapy focuses on key components of the illness. Gambling addiction can often be as severe as any other form of addiction, but often has the largest suicide rate. The amount of familial devastation from gambling addiction is unmeasurable. We work to restore family relationships as well as council and help the client pull away from an entangled web.

With certifications and clinical training in gambling addiction, Dr. Bruhin has worked with the ADP and UCLA’s gambling program to learn and deliver lasting help to gambling addicts. Dr. Bruhin continues to outreach and assess for gambling addiction, realizing that this population remains underserved in California. If you or someone you know suffers from compulsive gambling or gambling addiction, please give out offices a call.

You helped my son get sober after 33 years of drinking. I am proud to report he is sober 18 months later. Thank you.
– Mary

Matthew Bruhin & Associates offers addiction treatment services, counseling, and therapy to people living in greater San Diego County including:
La Jolla, North Park, Hillcrest, University Heights, Downtown San Diego, Point Loma, Mission Hills, South Park, Bankers Hill, UTC, La Mesa, El Cajon, Chula Vista, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Old Town, Mission Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas.