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    What are Gambling Addiction Treatments?Card Gambling Addiction Treatments

    Gambling Addiction Treatments are focused on helping people with compulsive gambling addiction problems to readjust their behaviors so that they can deal with their uncontrollable urge to gamble. Some of the signs that a person may have a compulsive addiction to gambling could be denial to the problem or trying to hide their gambling activities. There could also be withdrawals from loved ones or financial problems due to gambling. Treatments for gambling addictions usually come in forms of group support such as from Gambler’s anonymous groups or cognitive-behavioral therapy.

     

    Signs and Symptoms of Gambling Addiction

    Because it is an addiction, there are usually no physical symptoms of when a person is addicted to gambling but some of the signs that a person may have a compulsive addiction to gambling could be denial to the problem, trying to hide their gambling activities, withdrawals from loved ones, financial problems due to gambling, or gambling when they do not actually have the luxury to. A person may become more secretive about their finance and become more desperate for money with a rise in credit card bills or pawning or selling off of valuable items may occur.

     

    Treatments for Gambling Addiction

    Usually, getting a person to stop gambling is the easy part of the whole process of treating gambling addictions but the hard part is to make sure they are mentally prepared to stop gambling in the long term with or without the supervision of others. Treatments for gambling addictions usually come in forms of group support such as from Gambler’s anonymous groups or cognitive-behavioral therapy.

     

    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy focuses on helping the gambler mentally overcome the urge to gamble through helping the gambler to rewire the way they think about gambling with the goal being to change the gambler’s beliefs about gambling and the values they associate with gambling.

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