Two types of gamblers. They become irresponsible notcaring about relationships, or work. Owning up to gambling addiction may take a long time, but
when they do then addiction treatment would be the next step. A focus on unhealthy gambling
habits, Emphasis on how to fight the urges of addictive gambling, and solving
work, financial and relationship problems. A person may spend countless hours at the local indian casino, or when at home on the internet playing online casino. Nothing matters as long as their able togamble even to the point of stealing to settle gambling debts.
Escape gamblers are looking to rid themselves of the emotional pain they
are going through. Addiction
recovery is possible, but it is not easy and you have to be ready and stick
with treatment and have the support you need.
Gamblers Anonymous a 12- step program, for addiction recovery is effective
for compulsive gamblers. Problem gambling is any kind of gambling addiction
that begins to tear your life apart. There is addiction help, but the person hasto admit they have a problem first.
4) Hitting rock bottom, they are hopeless not wanting to
live or die, sometimes turning to drugs or alcohol.
Admitting to gambling
addiction and getting treatment
Action gamblers are into it for the thrill, and the high
they get from gamb
ling, it’s their “drug”. Sometimes they
go through depression and may need medication to help.
Take over the family finances
Review bank and credit card statements
Request credit reports from the three main credit
Monitor Internet use to see if the person is gambling
Be honest about how the gambler’s behavior makes you
Get counseling or join a support group such as Gam-Anon
Encourage the person to go to Gamblers Anonymous
Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.
1) Starts wit
h a big win 2) Losing phase-
borrowing, lying, or losing work and then they try to recoup their losses.
3) Lose control and
turn to desperation, feeling ashamed and guilty. They want to numb
themselves from the pain they feel from worry, loneliness, grief or anything
Gambling is silent; it’s
considered a hidden illness
There are no obvious physical symptoms nor is it alcohol or
drug related. They will hide their
problem, are sneaky or lie about it often not telling their loved ones they
have a gambling addiction. They will beg, borrow, and steal just to
gamble. Admitting a person has a gambling addictionproblem is the first step to addiction recovery and taking back control oftheir life.Addictive gambling is also known as a compulsive gambling impulse control disorder
They can’t control their selves and no matter what you say
or do, they will not change. There are other kinds of
gambling addictions. The symptoms are suttle, but here are some to be
aware of: secrecy of finances; A need to
control finances; unpaid bills; unexplainable cash advance or loans; lack of
money; unusual credit card activity; borrowing money; internet casino, jewelry, assets, or cash
is missing; savings or assets dwindle; missing credit card or bank statements;
collection phone calls; unexplained cash & unpaid bills.
Four phases of gambling addiction before they seek treatment
ll starts out so innocent, but living with someone witha gambling problem becomes a financial strain