The Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico does not provide treatment directly. Our organization funds a 24/7 problem gambling helpline, 888-696-2440, and the Compulsive Gambler Treatment Fund, which provides free early intervention treatment services available to all New Mexico residents, regardless of financial need. This creates a source of funding for treatment of compulsive gamblers and works to ensure that all treatment providers are qualified to deliver services to this population.
We also work to develop additional problem gambling counselors across New Mexico, particularly in rural areas.
Resources for Help
The Compulsive Gambling Treatment Center:
Trained therapists and addiction counselors can help the gambler understand the addiction and develop new coping skills to deal with the stress of everyday living. Call The Compulsive Gambling Treatment Center: Evolution Group in Albuquerque at 505-242-6988 ext. 129, or visit www.theevolutiongroup.com.
The Evolution Group, Inc.
Problem Gambling Treatment Clinic
218 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 242-6988 ext. 129
The Evolution Group is an Albuquerque counseling firm with an evidence-based treatment approach to addictive disorders, gambling problems, mental health issues, substance dependence, sexual addiction, couple/marital issues, teen issues, teen anger and family issues, and adult anger problems, and the multiple co-occurring disorders (such as anxiety, depression, or trauma) that often go with these issues. Bringing such issues into balance achieves a return to personal integrity (soundness).
A 12-step support group for the spouse, family and friends of the problem gambler. For information or to find meetings in New Mexico, visit www.gam-anon.org.
A 12-step support group for the problem gambler. Through GA, support and suggestions are available to stop gambling and live healthy, happy lives. Visit www.gamblersanonymous.org, click on Meeting Directory to find chapters in New Mexico. The Albuquerque hotline number is (505) 260-7272.
Integrity Recovery House:
Long term residential recovery living in conjunction with intensive outpatient treatment for compulsive gamblers who do not respond to outpatient treatment but cannot afford the high cost of inpatient or residential treatment. Call The Integrity Recovery House in Albuquerque at 505-242-6988 ext. 129, or visit www.integrityrecoveryhouse.com.
Laguna Behavioral Health
7 Rio San Joe, Laguna, NM 87026
NM Council on Problem Gambling:
Call 1-800-572-1142 for 24-hour a day help. All calls are confidential. You can receive free information, referrals to treatment providers and free early intervention treatment services, and contacts for the nearest Gamblers Anonymous meetings, visit www.nmcpg.org.
Other local resources may be available in your community. To find a local counselor, look in the phone directory under Addictions: Gambling or search online for terms such as problem gambling counselor, gambling addiction treatment, or gambling addiction counsling.
Self-Limit Access Program: A patron to a casino can request to voluntarily ban his or herself access to that property by completing a “Self-Ban Request” form available at each casino. Each casino has different regulations on self-banning. Contact the information desk at each casino in your area or call for more details.