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A new eight week program from AHS hopes to address problem gambling

Alberta Health Services is launching an eight week program next Tuesday for those who want a better grasp on problem gambling and the steps to recovery. The drop in program is entirely free, and will be offered every Tuesday until May 27 at the Northern Addiction Centre. Gambling counselor Maureen Leslie says the eight courses will cover things like understanding problem gambling, preventing relapse, making healthy decisions .

“So through all these modules we’re going to be covering some pretty basic information and just be working as a group. I’ve got lots and lots of information and different workshops that I do at the Northern Addictions Centre that I’ll be doing as well.”

Leslie says this is the first time the Evening Gambling Recovery Intensive Program has been offered in Grande Prairie, and she hopes to see it turn into a more regular course.

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