Treatment of gambling addiction in Sumy

 Gambling addiction is a serious illness caused by psychological addiction to gambling. Pathological passion can manifest itself for sweepstakes, casinos, and slot machines. The most widespread form of gambling addiction today is addiction to computer games.

A person who is at the mercy of the game loses interest in any type of activity, except for direct participation in the game process. The consequences of this psychological disorder turn out to be destructive for family relations, material well-being, and the player’s social ties. Against its background, other dangerous mental disorders can develop: depression, schizophrenia, various manic states.

It is important for close people of a gambling addict to understand that gambling addiction is a disease, and the fight against gambling addiction is a complex, long-term process in which the patient will need your support. In our article, we will find out how addiction occurs and where you can get treatment for gambling addiction in Sumy.

Reasons for the development of gambling addiction

Most often, addiction to gambling and computer games occurs on the basis of various psychological disorders:

  • dissatisfaction with oneself, loneliness;
  • passion (thirst for quick, easy enrichment);
  • addiction;
  • the presence of psychopathological disorders.

Participation in the game gives a person a thrill that he is not able to get in ordinary life. The game process keeps the player in suspense, the slightest win instills confidence, but outside the game a person experiences anxiety, becomes irritable, constantly thinks about the game (analyzes past games, develops a future strategy). Euphoria is replaced by a feeling of fear, panic, loneliness, despair.

It is generally accepted that pathological craving for play occurs in adults. But this is not the case. Modern films, the Internet, computer strategy games have a strong influence on the development of gambling addiction. And the most vulnerable audience is children. Gambling addiction in adolescents and young schoolchildren develops very quickly, since their psyche is not strong enough to withstand the destructive influence of emotional stress.


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Treatment and prevention of gambling addiction in Sumy

It is impossible to wean a gambler from a bad habit without professional help. Methods such as threats, bans, ultimatums are ineffective. The desire to play in an addicted person is stronger than the fear of being out of work, of losing a family. At the first signs of illness, the patient needs psychocorrectional assistance.

The “Transformation” Rehabilitation Center in Sumy is engaged in the treatment of gambling addiction, using the unique “12 steps” program, which helped many to get rid of drug addiction. The basis of the program is the search for meaning, the definition of one’s own value system, internal motivation for each patient. Treatment at the clinic includes creative therapy, group sessions with a psychologist, spiritual and moral-ethical development.

Monitoring by the specialists of the clinic after treatment, support of loved ones at all stages of rehabilitation are the most effective measures to prevent the recurrence of the disease.

Medical Center “Transformation” offers a comprehensive anonymous treatment for gambling addiction in Sumy, as well as psychological assistance (motivation of clients). Compulsory treatment (voluntary-compulsory motivation of the client) can be carried out only in critical situations. You can find out about the program, how much the course on getting rid of gambling addiction costs, the cost of individual services – you can visit the official website or call the hotline.

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Step one

Acknowledging Our Powerlessness: The first step in the program for the addict is to admit that he is no longer in control of his own life. Understanding that we cannot save our lives on our own is the first step to our recovery.

Step two

In his struggle with the disease, the patient can enlist the help of God, such as he sees him.

Step three

The patient learns to trust the power that leads him to recovery; he completely delegates control of his life to this power.

Step four

The stage of careful introspection: the patient reveals his hidden fears and negative experiences to the group in order to understand the root cause of the development of the disease.

Step five

The patient accepts himself and his negative experience; he admits his mistakes not only to himself, but also to his loved ones and to God leading him.

Step six

The patient prepares for active actions aimed at getting rid of the disease. He understands that alcohol or drugs is not the cause of addiction. The reason lies in himself. You can defeat addiction only by changing yourself.

Step seven

Based on the experience of other members of the group, patients begin to correct their own behavioral patterns, correcting their shortcomings.

Step eight

The patient makes a list of the people he has harmed during his illness and prepares himself to apologize for the pain and make amends.

Step nine

The patient apologizes and compensates for the damage to all people offended by him. Thus, he gets rid of remorse and forgives himself.

Step ten

The patient develops the habit of constantly analyzing his actions and immediately admitting his mistakes. This is learning self-control and responsibility for his life

Step eleven

The patient continues his path of reflection. This allows him to develop the spiritual essence of the addict, his moral sphere.

Step twelve

The patient uses the knowledge gained during the course to help himself and other victims of addiction. He uses these skills in all areas of his life, thus achieving inner harmony and happiness.


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