Our Vanguard Center for Gambling Recovery is One of a Kind
Our Vanguard Center for Gambling Recovery is a residential program solely for those suffering from problem gambling. Beginning with a comprehensive, realistic personal treatment plan, the Center offers men and women – ages 18 and older – the tools necessary to begin their process to recovery from gambling and discover some of the obstacles in their lives that may challenge long-term recovery.
Located on our Granite Falls Main Campus, it offers a safe, serene environment for individuals to rediscover life without gambling. Though Vanguard is an independent program within Project Turnabout, patients share common areas and the resources of the entire facility. These include Central Medical and Detoxification services, nursing services, and nutrition and fitness services. All the while remaining an exclusive program, operating independent of all Alcohol and Drug Recovery programming.
In 1992, Project Turnabout opened the Vanguard Center for Gambling Recovery. The program has become recognized nationally as a center of excellence for men and women seeking recovery from compulsive gambling. It is currently the only residential program for problem gambling in Minnesota and only one of a handful of programs in the nation. Patients come from across the country and around the globe to find the help and hope necessary to make recovery and life-long abstinence from gambling a reality. Learn more about our history here.
Personalized Treatment Program
Upon arrival, all Vanguard patients participate in a comprehensive assessment with our clinical team. These involve physical and psychological assessments, gambling behavior, social, spiritual, nutritional, education and family histories. Information gathered is evaluated by our clinical team, and used alongside the patient to design a personal treatment plan.
Each plan is encouraged to integrate evidence-based practices, embrace the principles of the 12-Steps of Gamblers’ Anonymous, and utilize a variety of therapeutic methods. This includes: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 12-Step Facilitation, and other evidence-based approaches.
We believe that families are an essential part to lifelong recovery. As a part of their personalized plan, each patient is encouraged to invite as many loved ones participate in our integrated Family Recovery Program as they wish. Due to the distance our patients often travel for our unique program, alternative family sessions may be arranged with our family counselors.AdmissionsRequest More Information
What to Prepare For
Length of Treatment
Participation in the Vanguard program is based on an individual’s needs, but typically runs about 28-30 days.
The Vanguard program is designed to support and encourage positive social interactions and to develop structure and manageability into daily living.
- Aftercare Planning
- Family Program
- Financial Counseling
- Fitness and Physical Activity
- Individual and Group therapy
- Psycho Education
- Mindfulness and Meditation
- Social Recreation
Personalized Care Team
Each patient works weekly with a personal multi-disciplinary team that includes:
- Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors
- Licensed Mental Health Professionals
- Licensed Nursing Professionals
- Certified Nurse Practitioner
- Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Dietitian
Treatment care at Vanguard Center for Gambling Recovery and at Project Turnabout is all about nurturing health, balancing relationships with oneself and with loved ones. Emphasis is placed on understanding how addiction relates to relationship and life problems, and helping develop coping skills and support systems that allow patients to move confidently into lives of recovery. In addition, a certified personal fitness trainer and dietary manager are available to assist in developing personal wellness and nutrition plans. A fully-equipped fitness center, gymnasium and spiritual center are available on campus. View a photo tour of our Main Campus here.
What Can I Bring to Treatment?
At Project Turnabout, we understand that our patients may want to bring many belongings, while others may have very little. Our facility also has amenities for those who may need it thanks to donations from the surrounding communities. If you have any questions, make sure to ask the Admissions Counselor. Suggested items include:
- Comfy, Appropriate Clothing
- Personal Care Products
- Healthcare Items
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Additional Services for Gambling
Our campus’ also offers the option of other programs and services for those looking to begin or continue their life in recovery. Each program differs, and may be subject to availability.
- Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS)
- Growth Group
- Online Support Network for Men and Women (SocialGo)
- Women’s Recovery Luncheons
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please contact us at 1-800-862-1453 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.