Gambling addiction treatment
Excessive passion for gambling is a serious disease – a pathology of the emotional-volitional sphere. Gambling addiction destroys everything: career, family, relationships with relatives, loved ones, friends. The habitual life of a game-obsessed person is going downhill.
Treating gambling addiction is an urgent matter
If 5-7 years ago, experts knew about the existence of gambling addiction only by hearsay, then with the popularity of computers, the situation has changed dramatically. The disease has become significantly “younger” and children are already suffering from it. Gambling addiction in adults and children is quite common today. Recently, another form of psychological disorder has appeared – Internet addiction, to which people of different ages, professions, material wealth, etc. are exposed. Because of this, treatment of gambling addiction is an urgent problem all over the world. Gambling addiction to computer games is a form of psychological addiction that requires an individual approach and long-term treatment. A person keen on the game, as a rule, goes through 4 stages of the development of the disease.
- Easy and big wins make the player want to make even bigger bets.
- Inevitable further losses force the player to borrow large sums of money, go into debt, pawn things in a pawnshop, quit his job, constantly lie to his loved ones.
- Despair leads to panic, blaming loved ones for all their troubles, and sometimes leaving the family, loss of reputation, committing illegal actions.
- In speed, the player feels hopelessness: he is filled with a feeling of fear, hopelessness, which is dulled by alcohol, there is a desire to commit suicide, symptoms of emotional exhaustion and insanity appear.
It is necessary to understand that gambling is a serious illness, but not a disease of the body, but of the mind.
Psychologists and rehabilitation specialists of the center will help you to win the final victory over addiction and fill your home with happiness and love.
How can loved ones help to overcome gambling addiction?
The most dangerous thing about gambling addiction is that until the very last moment a person does not want to admit the existing problem. In such a situation, much will depend on loved ones. They should help the gambling addict begin treatment for gambling addiction. It is impossible to get rid of such a problem on your own – gambling addiction is a disease!
Gambling, excitement, risk, big, quick win leads to the release of a large amount of adrenaline into the player’s blood, it activates the brain like a “drug”, and powerful stimulation of emotions arises. The pleasure received from the game is incomparable with ordinary communication with friends, love, and other joys in life, the “addict” needs a new “dose” that he can get only in the game. Over time, feelings and emotions become dulled, a person becomes a “robot”.
How is gambling addiction treated in the Transformation center?
Treatment of gambling addiction is a difficult, long process that includes an individual approach to solving the problem, be sure to participate in this process & nbsp; close people. To help overcome the harmful & nbsp; addiction, our center develops a special rehabilitation program for each patient, which takes into account the age of the problem, the individual characteristics of the patient.
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Treatment of gambling addiction at the Transformation center requires the help of an experienced psychiatrist. It will correct the psyche of a gambling addict, eliminate his constant craving for the game. In our work, we apply in the time-tested, well-proven practice “Twelve Steps”. With the help of a psychiatrist, the patient will initially identify the cause of his addiction, after which an individual rehabilitation program will be developed that will help the gambling addict get out of the crisis and return to normal life.
The rehabilitation course “Treatment of gambling addiction” will allow the patient to analyze his negative life experience, take the right path of improvement, return the social skills lost during the period of illness and achieve peace of mind and peace of mind. Fighting gambling addiction in the “Transformation” center. Contact our rehabilitation center, our experienced psychologists will help you overcome gambling addiction, return your old love and happiness to your family!
12-step treatment process
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.
In his struggle with the disease, the patient can enlist the help of God, such as he sees him.
The patient learns to trust the power that leads him to recovery; he completely delegates control of his life to this power.
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.
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.
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.
Based on the experience of other members of the group, patients begin to correct their own behavioral patterns, correcting their shortcomings.
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.
The patient apologizes and compensates for the damage to all people offended by him. Thus, he gets rid of remorse and forgives himself.
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
The patient continues his path of reflection. This allows him to develop the spiritual essence of the addict, his moral sphere.
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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