Problem Gambling Prevention & Treatment


Problem Gambling is dedicated to raising awareness about problem gambling issues and treatment resources.

Funded by the California Office of Problem Gambling, through the National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA).

Program Recognition- March 2019:
Achieving Success One Step At A Time Award


Learn more, please check out our brochure by clicking below

Problem Gambling Services Information
“Wanna Bet? Raising Awareness of Problem Gambling”:  Problem Gambling Article 2-2013

To request services, please call 619-521-5720 ext 313, or email


UPAC provides gambling addiction treatment in San Diego.  Our Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program provides counseling to the gambler (age 18+) at no cost in the form of educational and process groups, one-on-one counseling with a licensed clinician, and case management services.  Treatment is effective, and recovery is attainable.  When you are ready, we are here to help.

Funded by the California Office of Problem Gambling, through the UCLA Gambling Studies Program.


Problem Gambling

Learn more about treatment resources, please read our brochure by clicking below:
Gambling IOP Brochure 2017


UPAC now provides no-cost intensive outpatient services for adult individuals with a
gambling problem. Our 30-day* program consists of nine hours
per week of educational and process group meetings, one-on-one
counseling with a licensed clinician, and case management.
Treatment is evidence-based and recovery is attainable. When
the client is ready, we are here to help.
* An additional 30 days of treatment may be available as
needed, and as approved by OPG.

Signs of problem gambling may include:

· Thinking about gambling frequently
· Difficulty stopping and irritability when attempting to stop gambling
· The need to gamble more money in order to achieve the same excitement
· Gambling to escape personal problems or uncomfortable feelings
· Placing school, work, or relationships in jeopardy because of gambling
· Chasing gambling losses
· Lying to conceal how much money or time is spent gambling
· Relying on others for “bail outs” when faced with financial difficulties.

Intakes are conducted by appointment only, Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

To request an appointment, please call 619-521-5720 extension 313, or email

Please allow 24 business hours for phone or email responses.

Debbie Rull, LPCC, CCGC-I, NCGC-I

3288 El Cajon Blvd., Suite #13
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone#: (619) 521-5720 ext 313