Algamus has been providing treatment for gambling disordered women since 1992.
Our mission is to create a safe environment for women that allows them to slow down and begin healing the effects of addictive gambling on them, their loved ones, and even friends and employers. At Algamus we recognize that treatment for gambling disorder needs to be individualized which is why we offer a female specific focus for our female clients.
Clients have the opportunity to share and heal, surrounded by other women in gambling recovery who can relate to their struggles.
Algamus is one of the only residential gambling treatment programs in the United States that treats gambling, and only gambling. Many on our staff are in recovery from gambling disorder and understand the unique issues surrounding the gambling. We have a significantly female staff.
While both men and women can develop gambling problems, they tend to present themselves in different ways. Being able to participate in female focused gambling treatment can help address the process addiction of gambling, as well as any potential emotional issues that the client may be experiencing in her life.
We are an intimate program and our staff to patient ratio is almost one to one.
Our 30-day+ residential gambling treatment program gently guides the disordered gambler into a place of acceptance and empowerment to make the behavioral changes needed to create a life free from gambling and other addictive behaviors. Some of our treatment modalities include:
- Cognitive & behavioral therapy;
- 12-Step programs like Gamblers Anonymous;
- Somatic Release;
Our experienced therapists and internationally certified gambling counselors use a 12–Step model accompanied by many other modalities to help our clients recreate the lives that have crashed down around them. Beyond daily groups and frequent individual sessions with a primary therapist or counselor, clients will participate in day trips to surrounding areas like Sedona, and a fitness regimen that includes a gym membership.
We also offer family sessions because a strong support system is critical to a gambler’s recovery. Algamus offers family sessions via phone, email, Skype or in person to create strong networks and help the healing process. Your family is important and gambling disorder commonly damages relationships with loved ones. We're here to help start the healing.
All of the above is offered in a beautifully appointed family-style lodge located in the pines of Prescott, Arizona.