Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gambling Addiction

Recovery Resources Online

Compulsive gambling addiction is a major problem, for the problem gambler proper assistance is available.   Pathologic gambling is a psychological addiction because of the "rush" you feel when you get or win money in gambling.  A person's experience and personality type also play a large role in gambling addictions.  People who are pathological gamblers can't control their impulses to gamble.  There are many different degrees of addiction.  All which can be treated differently.

There are several methods used to treat gambling addictions.  Most treatment programs will have the gambling addict take some form of psychotherapy or medication.  Medications for gambling addiction treatment are usually some form of anti-depressant.  SSRR's (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) have proven to be effective for mood swings and pathological gamblers.  Psycho and cognitive behavior therapy aim at replacing negative beliefs with healthy and positive ones.  Group therapy can also be very helpful as a gambling addiction treatment as they offer a medium for advice, feedback and support.
(To reach help for gambling addiction click on the title of this story)

To reach Gamblers Anonymous Link 

I am posting this in case we come across or know someone that might have a gambling addiction.

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