ADAPT Halton

Service: Problem Gambling & Behavioural Addictions Services

Record #: OAK0445
Last Full Update: 15 Dec 2021

Contact Information

Office Phone Information and intake 905-847-6547 ext 0; (collect calls accepted)
Toll Free Phone 1-877-517-2237
Fax 905-639-6880
Social Media Instagram: 
Primary Contact Intake and Data Coordinator; Phone: 905-847-6547 ext 0; Fax: 905-847-8959; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Justyna Bialas, Human Resources/Volunteer and Student Placement Coordinator; Phone: 905-847-6548 ext 232; Email:
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Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1975
Primary Executive Glen Ricketts, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 905-467-2430; Email:
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Ministry of the Solicitor General; Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way - Halton & Hamilton
Elections AGM: September

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Trained counsellors provide ongoing support to clients of all ages who are struggling with any of the following:

  • gambling-related issues 
  • gaming
  • excessive internet use
  • shopping
  • hyper-sexuality

Support services begin with a comprehensive assessment to explore the effect the problem area has on all aspects of one’s life, followed by an individualized treatment plan, developed by the counsellor and the client

  • gambling addiction treatment plan may include individual, group, couples/family counselling, as well as referrals to day treatments, residential treatments, or utilization of other community resources 
  • counselling services are also available to the significant others and family members affected by the problem behaviour of a loved one, regardless of whether or not the loved one is a client of ADAPT services 

Problem Gambling Intensive Day Treatment Program

  • offers a no-cost, 5-day intensive treatment program focused on gambling-specific issues
  • through education and support, strive to assist clients in building a successful foundation for healthy, long-term lifestyle changes
  • program is accessible at several locations in Ontario and runs Mon to Fri, 9:30 am–3:30 pm
  • topics covered include: education about problem gambling and how it can become addictive, exploring thoughts that maintain problem gambling, coping with emotions, developing behaviours that support change, and relapse prevention
  • for inquiries or referrals please contact the Problem Gambling Day Treatment Program at: 1-866-783-7073 or 905-691-2687
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Halton Region ; Mississauga - portions of
Eligibility Anyone struggling with any of the following:  
* gambling-related issues 
* gaming 
* excessive internet use 
* shopping 
* hyper-sexuality 
OR, the significant others and family members affected by the problem behaviour of a loved one
Application Self, family or agency referral
Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Halton Region
Address & Map
Halton Region, ON
Mailing Address c/o ADAPT 
165 Cross Ave, Suite 203 
Oakville, ON L6J 0A9
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading Addiction Counselling ; Addiction Support Groups
Service Categories Families/Friends of Individuals with a Gambling Addiction Support Groups ; Gambling Addiction Counselling ; Gambling Addiction Support Groups ; Internet Addiction Counselling ; Mental Health Evaluation ~ Addictions/Dependencies Issues ; Mental Health Evaluation ~ Compulsive Gambling ; Overspender Counselling ; Sexual/Love Addiction Counselling

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