Recovery from addiction is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

The Council offers the following services to support people in recovery:

  • An Annual Retreat, Your First Step to Change: A Gambling-Free Weekend, for people experiencing problems with gambling who are in crisis or early recovery and a support person. *Our 2020 Retreat scheduled for May has been cancelled. 
  • Recovery Advisory Board is comprised of people recovering from gambling disorders and their family members. It meets 2-4 times a year to advise the Council on its recovery programs and plans.
  • Support and Sponsorship of Events that support recovery, like the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery‘s Recovery Day at the State House.

Recovery Support Options

For more information about any of our Recovery Support Programs, please contact Recovery and Outreach Coordinator, Jodie


“From the beginning, I felt I was in a knowledgeable, nurturing, caring and non-judgmental environment. I felt welcomed and that I was among people who encouraged me to be open and honest about my gambling addiction. The retreat was very beneficial for me, I am in recovery and after this weekend I can honestly say that I will stay this way.”
– Sam