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An online addictions-treatment course
that empowers addicts, in general,
and problem gamblers, in particular,
to stop addictive behavior once and for all. The ideal complement to 12-step programs, “Life beyond
Addiction,” which consists of nine separate lessons, is

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Life Beyond Addiction

5 Big Ways

Second Chance PGTC's Online Treatment Course Helps the Problem Gambler

  1. Affordable — "Life beyond Addiction" provides those without adequate health insurance and/or the financial ability to pay for professional one-on-one counseling with an effective, affordable care alternative for their gambling problem.
  2. Anonymous — Whether you take the entire nine-lesson course or individual lessons, what you do is between you and you computer. No waiting rooms. No meeting rooms. No other people. Maximum anonymity.*
  3. Convenient — No pressure. No hassles. You are free to take the course or individual lessons at your own pace.**
  4. Thorough — The course provides vital information that can help the problem gambler, in particular, and addicts, in general, to stop addictive behavior(s) and recover.
  5. Hopeful — The course ends with an inspiring picture of Life beyond Addiction that provides hope and strengthens one's determiniation to do whatever it takes to recover.

*The certificate track requires limited interaction between instructor and participant, regarding homework assignments.

**The certificate track requires 45 days to complete the course.

The Nine Symptoms of Compulsive Gambling

  1. Reliving gambling experiences, handicapping bets, planning the next gambling venture or thinking about how to raise money, etc.
  2. Needing to gamble with increased amounts of money or time to achieve the desired excitement.
  3. Feeling restless or irritable when attempting to cut back on your gambling or quit entirely.
  4. Using gambling to escape from problems or relieve feelings of anxiety, restlessness or dissatisfaction.
  5. Needing to return to win back money lost to gambling.
  6. Lying to family, friends and therapist, etc., to conceal the extent of your gambling.
  7. Failing repeatedly to control or stop gambling.
  8. Jeopardizing or losing a significant relationship, job, career or educational opportunity because of gambling.
  9. Relying on others to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling.
Source: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
 Note: An individual having four or more of the above nine symptoms might be diagnosed with a gambling disorder.

Mission Statement

To provide a comprehensive treatment option for
Individuals who desire to recover from compulsive/problem
Gambling in a safe/confidential treatment environment.