How to cure gambling problem?

Wanna cure gambling problem?

Well, some psychologists are keen to treat gambling addiction as a serious thing which is almost equal to drug addiction or alcohol trouble. In fact it depends more or less to a person who is experiencing some kind of “force” to play all day long giving wide imagination in terms of possible winnings.

Obviously, like any addiction towards anything gambling must not be sees as an exception and we are to keep in mind that it can destroy one’s life and have serious consequences with respect to peoples families and friends. Also, if gambling is becoming a necessity in one’s life you are to cure is ASAP since it might be too late later on if we leave things as they are.

If it is becoming a disease then it should be cured anyway and that goes without saying! However, there is a BIG question i.e. should it be done by some specialist only or a person him/herself can handle the bulk of job? We have a strong belief that anyone can do a lot to help him/herself in this case by doing the following:

-Talk about it to someone (better friends or relatives). The initial step in the curing process is to talk to someone explaining the problem in details. Well, some people can claim it is not too important but this stage of successful treatment is crucial and even, in some cases sufficient. Please remember it should be not only in the way of admitting gambling trouble to yourself only, but to actually confide in someone you trust. By reveling your attitude to gambling and telling someone you start addressing the problem more seriously, and you will also have the conformation that you are on the right way and you have a person who trust you with it.

– Gambling Location. In cases you know where about the gambling houses are you must avoid by any reason these places or visit them when you have a lack of money. Please, avoid casinos and the likes. At the same time block all gambling web sites upon your computer or have a loved one who will do it for you, so that you cannot have any access to a particular gambling web site.

– You must clear up your mind. There is one major thing which causes such an addiction is an underlying issue or problem, and the addiction is used to ‘get away from it all’. Therefore, a good way to combat the problem is to address and resolve any personal or professional kind of issues that may be stressing you out and causing you concern. When you have your mind being clear you are to see gambling for what it truly is, a waste of your hard earned money.

– Get another hobby which is more wholesome and useful. You have to distract yourself with any extra activities that will completely change your mind off gambling. That means you do something outdoors, where you get some fresh air, unwind, and let loose. You will see, if you keep yourself busy, doing something good for you, gambling will be a distant thought.

– The help must remain permanent only. Anyone that has dealt with any kind of addiction being known as constant which is backing your mind.

Now it’s time to find out whether you have a gambling problem.

Gambling problem: symptoms

Gambling addiction as well as any of the other types of addiction (alcohol, drug and other) in its development goes through certain stages, which can be divided into three.
The first stage forms of gambling addiction appear with the strong desire to play. This explicit dependence is not like it is a physical thing that forces the person to play but the desire and the frequency of games increases gradually with the increase and the size of bets as well as gambling sessions getting longer and longer.

During the second stage of addiction for the gambler it is much more difficult to make an effort of will to suppress the desire to play. We see that arises and becomes a real struggle motive “play or not play”. Gambling time becomes more and more elongated and increases the frequency of games. The nature of the game becomes rampant in nature. Possible winnings immediately thrown into the game. The actual behavior of a gamer is determined by a growing passion and illusion since he/she believes in a lucky star or fortune. Also, gamblers begin to build their methods and the way of playing each game that determines for them “lucky numbers” and in general, entangles the entire process of the game of mysticism and superstition.

In the third stage of gambling addiction we see it is getting rather strong that gamers have no conflict of motives. He or she is ready to play continuously, daily, and arbitrarily long period of time. In between the gambler is dreaming about gambling and possible wins. Money at this stage the player perceives as an attribute for the gambling. The desire to gamble becomes rather strong and the purpose of the game is the game itself no matter about possible huge debts or a new opportunity to lose more money. During the treatment period of gambling addiction it requires certain restrictions especially in relations with the money because for his good will it would be if you do not lend him/her money. At the same time you’d better not to pay his debts because this way you will encourage another escalation.

When gamers are unable to play there comes the work of psychotherapists. Their assistance is to assist the patient in the awareness of the ravages of gambling addiction, as well as in the working of the situations that are clearly associated with the game, and opportunities to avoid them.
At the end of the course of psychotherapeutic care the patient must independently make and implement their own aftercare plan which will no longer be connected with gambling.

Do you have a gambling problem?

Quiz: Have you have a gaming addiction?

1.Do you often participate in games and often raise money for the game?

2. Do you often play for the big amount?

3. Do you play for a longer time than intended before you entered the casino or gaming arcade?

4. Do you have a desire to increase the size or frequency of bets to achieve the gambling excitement?

5. Do you feel anxiety, irritability or anger if the game breaks down?

6. You “hunt” for the win e.g by taking the money in debt to recoup?

7. Do you have made repeated attempts to cut rates or even quit the game?

8. Do you play more often in crisis situations e.g. when there are problems at your work?

9. For the sake of the game you sacrifice important professional or entertainment parties which previously had value for you, don’t you?

10. Do you continue to play despite the growing debt or problems of a different nature (social, professional)?

If you answered yes to 4 out of 10 questions, you have a gaming addiction.

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