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Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

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Hôtel‐Dieu Grace Healthcare has expanded their Problem Gambling Services to Essex County to provide counselling services for problem gamblers and their family members and friends.

Through a partnership collaborative at Leamington District Memorial Hospital, they have been provided an office in the Ambulatroy Care Wing as part of the hospitals Mental Health and Addiction Site Partnership Programs.

The program is located just outside of the Emergency Department and services are provided each Friday from 8am to 4pm.

All the services provided are free to all who have been impacted by problem gambling.

The hospitals says that the expanded services make it easier on some individuals who live in Essex County find it very difficult to come into Windsor for counselling services, as this involves a 3 hour trip into Windsor; one hour drive into Windsor, the hour long counselling appointment and then the one hour drive back to his/her home in the county.

They say that this length of time can negatively impact their employment or cause he/she to be absent from his/her families. This can result in some individuals affected by problem gambling to choose to not get the needed treatment.

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