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Plainville, CT (February 28, 2024) — March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge the challenges of problem gambling and remind individuals and families that hope and recovery are possible through Wheeler’s Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program, funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).

“There are so many ways to gamble these days, whether it’s through sports betting, online, or in-person, all of which increase an individual’s chance for addiction, and at younger ages,” said Katie Kirch, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, clinical supervisor, Wheeler’s Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program. “Our program is designed to help individuals struggling with a gambling problem to find hope, regain self-esteem, develop healthy relationships, reduce financial pressures, and more.

“Treatment may include individual, group, marital, and/or family therapy. Financial and peer counseling and individualized treatment plans also are available to meet specific needs,” she added.

Wheeler’s Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program has operated with support from DMHAS since 1996. Programs are run from Wheeler locations at 43 Woodland Street, Hartford, and
40 Hart Street, New Britain.

To learn more about Wheeler’s Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program, visit: or call 860-692-8857.

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