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Choices Treatment Center

Choices is an outpatient treatment and recovery facility committed to helping individuals overcome problems related to gambling, substance abuse, and mental health through a holistic approach so all co-occurring issues may be addressed.

We offer a 24-hour helpline staffed by licensed counselors, individual and group counseling, and education sessions.

Our counselors are certified with the Nebraska Gamblers Assistance Program. This program allows us to provide, at no charge to the client, assessments for Problem/Pathological Gamblers, consultations/interventions for problem gamblers and their families, financial counseling, and individual treatment.

Choices Staff is also available for presentations to schools, community groups, churches and businesses on the problems of gambling/gaming.

Our counselors are dually credentialed – Choices also offers Mental Health assessments, Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Substance Abuse Evaluations, DUI/DWI Education Program, Anger Management Education, and Budget and Finance Counseling.

The Choices Mission

Choices mission is to provide quality services in a caring environment by offering a full range of treatment options to individuals and families.

Bryan LGH Medical Plaza
1500 S 48 St Lincoln, NE
Second floor of the Medical Plaza

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Classroom 1A
GAMANON: Classroom 1B
1st Saturday of each month GA Gamanon meet together

Grand Island Gamblers Anonymous
Friday, 7pm (GA) Open Meeting-Family Members Welcome
St. Francis Medical Center, 2116 West Faidley Ave. Room A, Lower Level
Phone Contact: Connie 308-390-6398

Hastings Gamblers Anonymous
Monday, 6:30pm (GA) Open Meeting-Family Members Welcome
Mary Lanning Medical Services Bldg (Basement), 1715 North St Joseph Ave.
Phone Contact: Connie 308-390-6958

Kearney Gamblers Anonymous (12 Step)
Wednesday, 7:30pm (Gamblers 12 Step) Open Meeting- Family Members Welcome
Crossroads Rescue Mission, 1404 East 39th Street
Phone Contact: Geoff 308-293-8156, Patrick 308-293-4782

Scottsbluff Gamblers Anonymous (12 Step)
Thursday, 6:30 pm (Gamblers 12 Step) Open Meeting- Family Members Welcome
18 West 16th Street
Phone Contact: Lisa 308-641-8070

Phone Numbers

  • LINCOLN, NE GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: 402-473-7933
  • OMAHA, NE GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: 402-978-7557
  • NATIONAL/NEBRASKA HELPLINE FOR COMPULSIVE GAMBLING: 1-800-522-4700

Services

  • Free Assessments for Problem/Pathological Gamblers
  • Free consultations/interventions for problem gamblers and their families
  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Individual, Family Marriage Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations and Treatment (court approved individual, outpatient intensive outpatient)
  • DUI/DWI Education Programs
  • Budgeting Classes and Counseling
  • Anger Management Counseling

Events

September
National Recovery Month


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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) affects an estimated three and a half percent of women and two percent of men, which makes it the most common eating disorder in America. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of men and women who are currently seeking methods to lose weight are actually suffering from some form of BED. BED has also been referred to as compulsive overeating.

People of all ages, socio-economic statuses and races can suffer from BED which is characterized by frequent sessions of binge eating where the sufferer feels very out of control and ashamed. These uncontrolled eating episodes often lead to intense and disturbing feelings of guilt and depression. Currently the exact causes of BED are not known, however potential factors include; a history of dieting, genetics, trauma, depression and anxiety. Additionally, there is evidence that being the subject of weight stigma (discrimination based on one’s weight) causes people to binge eat.

Bingeing, or the episodes in which the sufferer is eating a vast quantity of food, usually revolves around types of foods which are very high in things like sugar and fat, but that are relatively low in real nutrient value. The low nutrient value of sugar rich foods means that the consumer s body continues to require additional consumption of foods in order to feel fulfilled. Because of this, people with BED can gain weight and look overweight or even obese but remain undernourished as the foods that they are consuming are low in amounts of essential minerals and vitamins.

According to the DSM-5, the official manual used by mental health professionals, the behavioral and emotional criteria that characterize BED include:

  • Frequent binge episodes that happen at least once every week for three months or more
  • During a binge, eating a much larger amount of food than what is considered to be normal within a two hour period
  • Inability to control what is being eaten or to stop eating

The binges are also characterized by some of the following:

  • Eating to the point of discomfort
  • Eating when not hungry
  • Eating very fast
  • Eating in private out of embarrassment
  • Feeling guilty or shameful

Sufferers also often feel very distressed about their inability to control their food intake, however a person with BED does not usually over-exercise or purge after binging as a person with bulimia nervosa might do.

Rigid dietary practices have been linked to a higher incidence of BED. Sufferers with a negative body image might initially restrict food and the restriction in calories may then spark a cycle of binge eating behavior.

Weight gain can be followed by increased feelings of guilt, shame, powerlessness and failure.

Binge Eating Disorder is now seen as a serious medical condition which can be treated. Like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, BED can result in chronic disease and death. Treatment for BED is essential in order to help the sufferer fully recover. Treatment is often in the form of outpatient therapy, but in some cases inpatient facilities may be relevant. Treatment may take the form of individual and group counseling, nutritional counseling and psychotherapy. Alternative therapies may also be effective such as yoga, movement classes, dance, meditation and mindfulness, art and equine therapies.

Individuals who are overweight and have BED are at risk for a number of life-threatening complications such as high blood pressure, type II diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, high levels of serum cholesterol and particular types of cancer. Other possible medical complications include mobility issues, sciatica, varicose veins, hiatal hernia, trouble sleeping and shortness of breath. Due to the severity of such complications, BED should not go untreated.

Recovery is typically an ongoing lifelong process for most sufferers. As with any eating disorder there are many complicated and influencing factors involved. However, despite the complexity, BED is treatable and can be overcome with the right interventions. Evidence based forms of treatment for BED include mindfulness based interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy and psychotherapy.

If you think that you may be suffering from BED, remember that you are not alone, in fact BED is the most common of all eating disorders. It is important they you tell someone and seek professional treatment.

Health at Every Size (HAES) Information on the HAES approach to body acceptance.

Causes of Eating Disorders What causes a person to develop an eating disorder.

Eating Disorder Treatment How treatment will work. The importance of treating eating disorders ASAP.

Alternatives to Bingeing How to prevent the urge to binge.

Weight Loss Surgery and Eating Disorders An eating disorder can complicate the potential effectiveness of bariatric surgery.

Food Addiction Could someone be addicted to food, or are they addicted to the process of eating?

Binge Eating Facts Additional facts about binge eating, causes, and treatment information.

What is Weight Stigma How weight stigma can contribute to eating disorders.

Recovery From An Eating Disorder Recovery takes time and is not easy, but its worth it.

Updated by Tabitha Farrar 2014
Written by Colleen Thompson 2001


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Changes take place on a daily basis in our personal lives, at work, at school. A lot of things can distract us from completing tasks or pursuing long-term goals. For most people, adjusting to changes and coping with tasks are manageable. For others however, Learning and Behavioral disabilities, more particularly ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), could get in the way of even completing the simplest of tasks. It s okay to fall behind a task or two, but when this becomes more frequent, it could affect family relationships, school performance and even put your job at risk.

At ADHD Wellness Center. we understand what you have to go through, as an adult with ADHD or a parent struggling to deal with a child diagnosed with this learning and behavioral disorder. Through us, you’ll receive sound advice and treatment options to ease the many challenges associated with ADHD.

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Our mission is to empower individuals to discover their full potential in life by promoting awareness and education for ADHD management utilizing a structured academic platform, community integration, and treatment care plan. We will provide the highest quality of care to our patients in an environment where they feel supported, validated and well informed.

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