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Dec. 10, 2019 – The facility is the second of its kind in nearly 50 years at VA: the department’s first gambling addiction center – a trailblazing treatment facility that was the first of its kind in the country for addressing compulsive gambling – opened at the Brecksville, Ohio, VA Medical Center in 1972. Now part of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, it was the sole inpatient treatment center for gambling addiction, drawing more than 100 veterans annually from around the country for care. Tim Jobin, chief of behavioral health at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, said the new LVR3 “fills a gap in our mental health continuum of care.”

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