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Gambling Addiction Therapy

Harmony Bay understands the importance of Gambling Addiction Therapy. Gambling addiction - also called pathological gambling - compulsive gambling, or gambling disorder is the inability to control the urge and impulse to gamble despite negative consequences. This addiction affects 2% of Americans. Gambling addiction is becoming increasingly more problematic due to internet use, so internet addiction treatment often coincides. In addition, gambling addiction can come in many forms, including:

  • Betting on sports
  • Playing poker
  • Slot machines
  • Buying lottery tickets
  • Risky stock market investments
  • Playing roulette

WHAT ARE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF GAMBLING ADDICTION?

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 Gambling addiction, like drug and alcohol addiction, provides an intense reaction in the brain’s reward system. This can lead to neglecting other behaviors, thereby prioritizing the habit. Also, common signs of gambling can include:

  • Continuing to gamble despite the financial strain
  • Gambling increases the amounts of money to achieve the desired excitement
  • Difficulties controlling gambling habits
  • Prioritizing gambling over work, school, or home duties
  • Lying or becoming secretive about gambling
  • Gambling when feeling distressed or emotional

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WHAT’S INVOLVED IN GAMBLING ADDICTION THERAPY?

WHAT’S INVOLVED IN GAMBLING ADDICTION THERAPY?

Treatment for gambling addiction can include group and individual counseling services. In addition, group therapy will aid in providing education on relapse prevention skills to reduce the reoccurrence of the gambling addiction. Individual therapy will provide a safe and nurturing environment to discuss underlying factors contributing to the gambling. Support groups, including 12 step involvement, can serve as an additional means of support when seeking treatment for gambling addiction. Also, Gamblers Anonymous, or GA, is a 12-step support group geared towards providing a safe, anonymous and supportive space for recovery from gambling addiction.

WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS IN GETTING HELP FOR GAMBLING ADDICTION?

WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS IN GETTING HELP FOR GAMBLING ADDICTION?

When looking for the best gambling addiction treatment, look no further than Harmony Bay. Our professionals are dedicated to not only helping all clients lead productive lives, but they’re also advocates for reversing the stigma of mental illness in the country. We are proud to provide various mental health treatment services to give our patients the care and support they need and deserve.

Our diverse mental health treatments include:

Don’t let gambling addiction disrupt your or your loved one’s life. Call Harmony Bay today at 855.765.6399. We look forward to helping you.

WHAT’S INVOLVED IN GAMBLING ADDICTION THERAPY?

Treatment for gambling addiction can include group and individual counseling services. In addition, group therapy will aid in providing education on relapse prevention skills to reduce the reoccurrence of the gambling addiction. Individual therapy will provide a safe and nurturing environment to discuss underlying factors contributing to the gambling. Support groups, including 12 step involvement, can serve as an additional means of support when seeking treatment for gambling addiction. Also, Gamblers Anonymous, or GA, is a 12-step support group geared towards providing a safe, anonymous and supportive space for recovery from gambling addiction.

WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS IN GETTING HELP FOR GAMBLING ADDICTION?

When looking for the best gambling addiction treatment, look no further than Harmony Bay. Our professionals are dedicated to not only helping all clients lead productive lives, but they’re also advocates for reversing the stigma of mental illness in the country. We are proud to provide various mental health treatment services to give our patients the care and support they need and deserve.

Our diverse mental health treatments include:

Don’t let gambling addiction disrupt your or your loved one’s life. Call Harmony Bay today at 855.765.6399. We look forward to helping you.

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