Hi! I’m Vern. I’m a compulsive gambler. That was difficult to admit when I attended my first GA meeting. But it was even more difficult after I had relapsed. I had stopped gambling for more than three years when I succumbed to the compulsion of gambling again. It was at this time that I knew I needed more than a weekly GA meeting to get me on the road of recovery. I searched the web for places that concentrated on compulsive gambling and found Williamsville Wellness Center. I made contact and Bob called me. With his encouragement to come, I applied and have never been sorry. Apprehensive at first, I was welcomed by other compulsive gamblers at that time and through the four weeks, by the staff. The staff Bob has put together is incredible “top shelf” all the way. They challenged me, listened to me, guided me, and encouraged me to see the true inner self and the possibilities that had been hidden by my own behavioral patterns and the compulsive gambling. Today, I am on my road of recovery, thanks to the staff at Williamsville Wellness. I read and study the Twelve Steps, attend GA meetings, and diligently work on my recovery. I was blessed to have a spouse and family that were supportive of this process and continue to do so. What Williamsville Wellness offered to me was worth the time, the effort, the financial obligation, and the work to get me back on track and be the person that is not cured, but a recovering compulsive gambler.