Gambling Addiction Treatment
Gambling addiction affects mostly men, although recent research has shown an increase in gambling amongst women as well. Gambling addiction can be classified as a mental health disorder because it is associated with impulse control issues. Lottery tickets, sports betting, Black Jack (to name very few) are all forms of gambling. Gambling addiction often leads to financial ruin, collapsed relationships, and criminal behavior.
Thinking back to when the client initially began to form his or her gambling problem, and addressing stressful situations that the person may have experienced previously, may help in understanding such drastic change in behavior. If this is the case, then you may find that in addition to addressing the gambling problem, you can also talk about other events or issues that is affecting the compulsive gambler.
Florida Center for Recovery incorporates various approaches in the treatment of gambling addiction, and we are sensitive and responsive to the changing needs of the client throughout his or her recovery. In providing optimal counseling, the counselors are sensitive to the patient's evolving needs during their personalized gambling addiction treatment. To ensure a progressive approach to gambling addiction treatment, our counselors are prepared to address different topics in recovery by using different kinds of interventions and therapies, holding the client to a different level of responsibility as he or she works toward their gambling addiction recovery.
Gambling Addiction is a chronic condition requiring sustained intervention and treatment.
Those who are addicted to gambling experience:
- An urge to gamble
- A loss of control over their gambling addiction
Gambling Addiction is largely considered a progressive condition characterized by a strong need to gamble, despite undeniable problems associated with gambling. Gambling Addiction is a serious health issue, potentially leading to lack of proper functioning--both socially and financially--including problems relating to loved ones, and dealing with debt or general financial trouble. Families and friends are often adversely affected by this lack of proper living of an affected family member.
Gambling Rehab at Florida Center for Recovery
In addition to treating the actual addiction, in terms of the habit, the routine, the ritual or the automatic response, we will work with each client to teach him or her how to identify and deal with the any underlying issues. At Florida Center for Recovery, we:
- Help clients understand what is driving them to compulsively gamble
- Treat any co-occurring disorder such as alcoholism, depression and anxiety
- Build and empower clients to manage the issues that may have cause the gambling addiction
- Give clients the tools to live a happy and fulfilling life without gambling and its devastating effects
For more information on our addiction treatment programs and therapeutic approaches, call toll free at: 800-960-5041. Florida Center for Recovery offers residential and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab treatment through 12-Step and Non 12-Step Programs.