Gambling Inpatient Programs in United States-Treatment Works
If you have ever tried quitting gambling on your own, you might have been successful for a bit. My experience working with addicts is that many have tried on their own but were unable to maintain any type of long term quitting. It is also my experience that treatment works.
One former patient tried to quit gambling on his own a number of times. He just could not figure out why he was so unsuccessful. Treatment helped him learn that in order to be successful he would need the help of others. He learned that there are other addicts with the same problem who were willing to guide him in the right direction to quit gambling for good!
A recent article discusses how gambling establishments make it so easy for the gambler to isolate. Someone can gamble for hours hiding their losses. Then as that person drives home they are in their head by themselves wondering why they keep doing this. Their mind tells them it is not healthy but at the same time thoughts of winning seemed to give them hope that they can get out of this rut.
That is the scary thing about a gambling addiction. If the gambler is left to his own devices he or she will surely revert back to gambling. So, the need to connect with other recovering gambling addicts is key. My former patient got treatment. He reached out to others when he had thoughts of gambling again. This new way of living with regular support made it so much easier for him to stop gambling. He no longer had to do this on his own.
The isolation of an active gambler is very sad and if you have experienced this you understand exactly what this means. Remember (Gambling Inpatient Programs in United States work) you do not have to do this on your own. Get help from others and you will be okay!