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We are your resource for problem gambling.

Recovery Resources is one of the few providers in Cuyahoga County to specialize in gambling services.


Gambling assessments can help determine if you or another has a gambling problem. Our trained clinicians will make recommendations to help break the cycle before it is too late. If help is needed, our certified gambling counselors are available to provide individual, couple, and/or family counseling. We can help problem gamblers and their loved ones learn the skills that are needed to address gambling addiction.

Would you know a gambling problem if you saw it?

Would you recognize a gambling addiction if you saw it in yourself, a friend, loved one, co-worker, patient or student? Here are some warning signs:

  • Preoccupied with gambling and unable to stop
  • Bragging about gambling, exaggerating wins and minimizing losses
  • Restless and irritable when not gambling
  • Gambling to win back what was lost
  • Borrowing money for gambling
  • Lying to hide time spent gambling or unpaid debts
  • Frequent unexplained absences
  • Doing something illegal to get money for gambling
  • Jeopardizing a significant relationship or job by gambling

Read "The King's Story" at hitmecleveland.com.

Problem Gambling Speakers Bureau

Training & Orientation Event

January 26th - Cleveland 

The goal of the Problem Gambling Speakers Bureau is to lift up the voices of people that have been impacted by problem gambling to increase awareness of the issue and instantiate community action. This event will provide training on effective story telling for social change, and provide opportunities to practice skills such as talking to the media and use of social media. Some of the activities we hope to implement with the Speaker Bureau include social media and traditional media outreach, speaking engagements and video story sharing.  

Gambling Trainings

Are you a professional interested in learning more about problem gambling? Attend one of our gambling trainings. For more information, please contact Michael Buzzelli at 216-431-4131 ext. 2612. 

Cuyahoga Problem Gambling Coalition

In 2014, the Cuyahoga Problem Gambling Coalition (CPGC) was convened. The coalition is composed of diverse stakeholders committed to ending problem gambling in our community. We welcome further engagement. If you are interested in learning more about the coalition or would like to join, please contact Ashley Hartman at ahartman@recres.org, (216) 431-4131 ext. 1108. 

A community free of problem gambling.

Create a space for people and organizations to work collaboratively to resolve the issue of problem gambling through awareness, education and resource cultivation.

Meeting Schedule
Meetings are hosted on alternating months, on the first Thursday of the month from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Contact Ashley Hartman at ahartman@recres.org, (216) 431-4131 if you are interested in joining us for an upcoming meeting.

  • February 2nd, 2017
  • April 6th, 2017
  • June 1st, 2017
  • August 3rd, 2017
  • October tth, 2017
  • December 7th, 2017

Problem Gambling Prevention Education

We also offer Problem Gambling Prevention Education programs to the community free of charge thanks to multiple grants from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Lottery Commission. A Problem Gambling professional can come to your schools, agencies and organizations to educate your staff, students or clients about the effects of problem gambling and how to prevent it. 

Fact: Problem gamblers are more 20 times more likely to attempt suicide and twice as likely to face bankruptcy.

Is gambling a problem for you or someone you care about? You should begin by answering the questions on this simple gambling screening questionnaire.  

Personal gambling assessments are offered at Recovery Resources on a walk-in basis. Check in between 8 and 8:45 am.

Please bring a photo ID, insurance card (if applicable) and proof of residency. It is helpful to speak to our intake department before you walk in.

Available at

3950 Chester Avenue (Cleveland)

14805 Detroit Road,
Suite 200 (Lakewood)

4269 Pearl Road (Cleveland)