Thank you for visiting the Gambling Recovery Center of Illinois website. Although this site is new, we have been at the forefront of treating gamblers and their families since 1989.  

The Founder and Director, Chris Anderson, has been a practicing therapist since 1979 and in recovery from his own gambling addiction since 1987.  He is internationally recognized for his significant contributions to the field of gambling addiction and treatment.  He is a Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor, level II (NCGC-II), and is the only Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC) in Illinois.


Peggy Hough is a consultant to the Gambling Recovery Center and has worked with Chris for many years treating gamblers and their families, presenting (and co-presenting with him) at State, National, and International gambling conferences, as well as conducting forensic evaluations of gambling addicts in state and federal jurisdictions.  She is a highly respected clinician who has been in practice for over 25 years and specializes in working with trauma and addiction.


Brian Meister has an in-depth understanding of gambling addiction and has recently completely his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the prestigious Family Institute, and affiliate of Northwestern University.


Our goal is to constantly update this site with relevant content for anyone seeking help, support, and information about problem and compulsive gambling.


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