Choices Treatment Center ( is proud to announce the opening of an outpatient treatment office in Columbus. This office will initially be located inside of Colegrove Counseling Center at 1460 35th Avenue. The Columbus location will be in addition to the original Choices office located in Lincoln.

The initial focus of treatment services offered by Choices will be problem gambling treatment. Choices is affiliated with the Nebraska Gamblers Assistance Program, providing free outpatient problem gambling treatment services for Nebraskans struggling with problem gambling and their loved ones, including no-cost assessments, consultations and interventions. Counseling services are available for both the gambler and their family members.

“As in-person and online gambling options continue to increase throughout Nebraska and beyond, the need for problem gambling treatment services continues to evolve and grow. We are proud to offer our services to the Columbus community and surrounding area and hope to assist individuals needing support throughout eastern and central Nebraska,” stated Deb Hammond, director of Choices Treatment Center.

If you are concerned that you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please contact Choices’ 24-hour helpline at (402) 476-2300 for confidential and caring support. Choices staff is also available for education and presentations to schools, community groups, churches and businesses on topics related to problem gambling and other addiction-related topics.

Choices Treatment Center is an outpatient treatment and recovery facility committed to helping individuals overcome problems related to gambling, substance abuse and mental health. Visit for more information.