According to the National Council on Compulsive Gambling some 6 million American adults are addicted to gambling. Evidence-based gambling treatment is available.
Signs of a gambling problem include:
Using income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid
Repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling
Losing sleep over thoughts of gambling
Arguing with friends or family about gambling behavior
Feeling depressed or suicidal because of gambling losses
Gambling Treatment includes:
Helping someone decide the pros and cons of continuing or stopping gambling
Understanding the chain of events that are linked to excessive gambling
Determining the individual’s “high-risk” situations and how to handle them
Deciding what behavioral strategies to adopt to avoid problem gambling
Learning the faulty assumptions people can make about their odds of winning
Learning to challenge faulty thinking about gambling
Relapse prevention techniques
If you questions about gambling addiction and whether you or someone you know has a gambling problem, I’d be happy to speak with you. Please give me a call. My telephone number is: 888-933-3539. I'd be happy to speak with you.