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    Are friends and family allowed to visit after the two week initial assessment?




    Thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy friends and family forum. This forum will provide you with warmth and understanding from your peers.

    Feel free to use the friends and family group, you’ll find the times for these if you click on the “Group times” box on our Home page. Now that you have introduced yourself you’ll find that many of the people you meet here have already read your initial introduction and they’ll welcome you in like an old friend 🙂

    If you’re the friend or family member of someone who is either in, or has been through, the GMA residential programme please take extra care to make sure that nothing you say in groups, or on our forums, inadvertently identifies that person. Even if your loved one isn’t connected with GMA, please don’t identify them either directly or indirectly just in case they decide to use the site themselves.

    You’ll find a lot of advice on this site, some of which you’ll follow, some you won’t…but that’s ok because only you fully understand your
    situation and what’s best for you and the people you love. So, take the support you need and leave the advice you don’t because it all comes from a caring, nurturing place 🙂

    We look forward to hearing all about you!

    Take care

    The Gambling Therapy Team

    PS: Let me just remind you to take a look at our
    privacy policy and  terms and conditions so you know how it all works!


    Hi Improvedversions
    Are you referring to the GMA residential treatment? If you are there are no visits allowed for the duration of the assessment / programme.
    If the client passes assessment he will just roll into the programme, there isn’t a break as such.
    14 weeks may seem like a long time to go without seeing a loved one, but you need to trust the workings and experience of GMA, everything is done for a reason. These 14 weeks can produce a lifetime of happiness, but the client must remain focused to make the most of this time here
    Please pop onto the helpline if you’d like to chat
    Kind Regards


    Thank you very much for your reply… it’s givrn me the answer I needed.

    Kind Regards


    Hi Improved Variations
    You will also be welcome in the F&F groups – there is one tonight at 10pm. My CG went through the GMA programme when it was 9 months long so I understand the concerns of those who wait.

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