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Lewis & Clark opens gambling treatment center

February 18, 2013

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    Rick Berman, Lewis & Clark Problem Gambling Services coordinator

Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling now offers a gambling treatment center—the only facility in the city to offer free counseling services on weekends.

Located just a mile south of downtown Portland, Lewis & Clark Problem Gambling Services offers trained counselors available by phone seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help to those affected by gambling. In-person appointments are available Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All services are free for the gambler as well as anyone else affected: family members, friends, partners, or coworkers. Services are available in English, Spanish, and—through April 2013—Korean.

“We recognize that the devastation associated with problem gambling affects us all and that we can all be part of the solution,” said program coordinator Rick Berman. “As a graduate training and research center, our interdisciplinary team is charged with developing innovative and effective approaches to treatment, sharing what we learn with others, and training the next generation of problem gambling treatment providers.”

To schedule an appointment, call Lewis & Clark Problem Gambling Services at 503-768-6325 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. The center is located at 4445 SW Barbur Boulevard.

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