Gambling Addiction Help With Western Counselling
Do you need gambling addiction help? If you have a constant desire to gamble, even though you are aware of the potential negative implications, you may need gambling addiction rehab. Problems with gambling can cause complications in every aspect of your life, from relationships with family and friends to work, while the financial costs can be substantial.
Today, gambling is easier than ever before, thanks to the large number of gambling websites popping up all over the internet. Due to this easy accessibility, both day and night, more and more people are allowing gambling to take over their lives.
You may need gambling addiction help if you frequently find that even when you win big, you just use your winnings to fund more bets until you eventually run out of money. If you have found yourself in this situation, you could benefit from gambling therapy, which can take place on an individual basis, in groups, or both. The goal is to lessen the damaging effects of problem gambling and allow you to reclaim control of your life.
At Western Counselling, we understand that admitting that you have a gambling problem and asking for help with your gambling addiction can be a very emotional time in your life. This is why our experienced therapists offer a simple online assessment, for admission into our gambling and addiction rehabilitation centre in Weston-Super-Mare.
Western Counselling Addiction Treatment
When you are struggling with a gambling addiction, you may feel as if you are losing all control in every part of your life. The primary approach to gambling therapy uses a form of psychological intervention or support. Some individuals are able to get help from a local, online, or telephone self-help group, such as Gamblers Anonymous or GamCare, while others benefit most from professional help.
The first step to managing your gambling addiction involves trying to comprehend why your addiction developed, as well as what additional problems or stressors you may be attempting to avoid. Individual and/ or group therapy is often used during this phase of treatment.
One form of therapy that has proven to be effective at helping individuals understand what triggered their gambling is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Cognitive behavioural therapy is also a valuable tool for learning ways to change your negative gambling behaviour and replace them with a positive behaviour. If underlying depression or stress is determined to be one of your gambling triggers, medical treatments may also be used to help you to put an end to your addiction.
Symptoms of Gambling Addiction
A gambling addiction is linked to the thrill of risk taking, which produces a natural high, an effect similar to that experienced when taking stimulant drugs. Just as a drug addict becomes consumed with their drug habit, an addictive gambler becomes consumed and needs gambling help. Additional symptoms of addiction may include:
Preoccupation with gambling that leads to a loss of interest in other activities, including spending time with family and friends, work, hobbies, and more
- A negative effect on relationships with loved ones
- Stealing money to use for gambling or using money for your monthly expenses for gambling
- Increasing the amount gambled in an effort to recover lost money or achieve the same thrill
- Hiding how much money and/ or time you are spending gambling from family and friends
- Inability to see that you have a problem
Additionally, some gambling addicts may suffer from physical symptoms. They may include:
- Upset stomach, nausea
- Anxiety, irritability
- Other symptoms often related to stress
If you are struggling with a gambling addiction, it is time to get the help you need to take back control of your life.
Visit this page and complete our simple online application form. We will follow up with you within 24 hours and provide the help and support you need to get your life back on track.
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