GCASA Gambling Treatment & Prevention

According to New York Council on Problem Gambling, over the past few decades, health professionals have discussed and debated the definition of various terms associated with problem gambling. Diagnostic phrases have varied from “pathological gambling” and “compulsive gambling” to “gambling addiction” and the latest diagnosis, “disordered gambling,” and the criteria for being diagnosed as having an addiction or being at-risk have changed along the way, as well.

GCASA has counselors on staff who specialize in gambling treatment, as well as prevention educators who can provide gambling prevention presentations and information as needed.  If you think gambling is a problem for you, please call us today at 585-343-1124.  Assessments are usually done on Mondays.

For prevention services, please contact Assistant Director of Prevention, Sheila Harding at sharding@gcasa.org or 585-815-1872.

Many adults who gamble do it as a recreational, fun activity without any negative consequences. For some, it can become a problem just like alcohol or drugs.

Some warning signs that gambling might be a problem include:

  • Thinking often about gambling
  • Covering up/lying about gambling behaviors
  • Missing time with friends and loved ones to gamble
  • Gambling to escape problems or negative feelings
  • Gambling more money than planned or can afford
  • Trying unsuccessfully to cut back or stop gambling

We are here for you.  Please call us today at 585-343-1124.

Core Values

GCASA promotes an atmosphere of generosity, hope, empathy, respect, encouragement and empowerment.

GCASA values behavior that promotes self-awareness, encourages honesty, balance, consistency, collaboration, and trust and utilizes humor, mutual respect and reciprocity of good will.

GCASA's culture is rooted in loyalty to patients, community and staff, creating an environment where people share knowledge freely and endeavor to bring out the best in each other.

GCASA is committed to cultivate and manage resources to ensure our services are available for generations to come.

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GCASA serves residents of Genesee and Orleans counties, as well as the greater Western New York region, providing a full range of treatment, prevention and support options for individuals dealing with drug, alcohol or substance abuse. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, our agency relies on the support of local, state and federal agencies, as well as donations from community members and businesses like you. Make a tax-deductible donation today and help us continue to provide support and care to those in need right here in our region.

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Batavia Office &
OTP Clinic

430 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

Phone: 585-343-1124
Clinic fax: 585-343-1197
Admin fax: 585-343-9622

The Recovery Station & Prevention Offices

5256 Clinton Street Road

Batavia, NY  14020
Phone: 585-815-5248

Albion Office

249 East Avenue
Albion, NY 14411

Phone: 585-589-0055
Fax: 585-589-1501


Atwater Community Residence & Detox Center

424 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

Phone: 585-343-8330
Fax: 585-815-1815

The path to recovery begins here.  Prevention. Treatment. Recovery. Support.