The Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico does not provide treatment directly. Our organization funds a 24/7 problem gambling helpline, 888-696-2440, and the Compulsive Gambler Treatment Fund, which provides free early intervention treatment services available to all New Mexico residents, regardless of financial need. This creates a source of funding for treatment of compulsive gamblers and works to ensure that all treatment providers are qualified to deliver services to this population.
We also work to develop additional problem gambling counselors across New Mexico, particularly in rural areas.
Resources for Help
Trained therapists and addiction counselors can help the gambler understand the addiction and develop new coping skills to deal with the stress of everyday living. We encourage you to reach out to one of these resources available for compulsive gamblers and their families.
Problem Gambling Treatment Clinic
Located at The Evolution Group, Inc.
218 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 242-6988 ext. 129
The Evolution Group is an Albuquerque counseling firm with an evidence-based treatment approach to addictive disorders, gambling problems, mental health issues, substance dependence, sexual addiction, couple/marital issues, teen issues, teen anger and family issues, and adult anger problems, and the multiple co-occurring disorders (such as anxiety, depression, or trauma) that often go with these issues. Bringing such issues into balance achieves a return to personal integrity (soundness).
A 12-step support group for the spouse, family and friends of the problem gambler. For information or to find meetings in New Mexico, visit www.gam-anon.org.
A 12-step support group for the problem gambler. Through GA, support and suggestions are available to stop gambling and live healthy, happy lives. Visit www.gamblersanonymous.org, click on Meeting Directory to find chapters in New Mexico. Their Albuquerque contact number is (505) 260-7272.
In addition, GA offers a completely anonymous Monday evening teleconference, helpful to those in rural areas and cities. The call is one hour long, and held Mondays at 7pm Mountain time. Call (515) 739-1015; when prompted, enter this access code: 613-940-502#.
NM Council on Problem Gambling:
Call 1-800-572-1142 for 24-hour a day help. All calls are confidential. You can receive free information, referrals to treatment providers and free early intervention treatment services, and contacts for the nearest Gamblers Anonymous meetings, visit www.nmcpg.org.
Other local resources may be available in your community. To find a local counselor, look in the phone directory under Addictions: Gambling or search online for terms such as problem gambling counselor, gambling addiction treatment, or gambling addiction counsling.
Self-Exclusion Ban: A patron to a casino can request to voluntarily self-exclude or ban himself or herself access to that property by completing a “Self-Ban Request” form available at each casino. Each casino has different regulations on self-banning. Contact the information desk at each casino in your area or call for more details. A statewide ban may be filled out through the New Mexico Gaming Control Board.