Getting Help for Compulsive Gambling

If you think you have a problem with gambling there are ways to get help. One way is to get professional help before things get worse. Compulsive gambling is a disease that can absolutely destroy someone’s life. Getting help is the first step to ending this destructive lifestyle. In the beginning, gambling might have been an enjoyable experience. But once someone crosses the line, gambling is no longer fun.

Seeking help for gambling addiction can be a huge relief for a person whose gambling has gotten out of control. Gamblers Anonymous can be another way to get support in trying to quit gambling. This is a good start because getting professional help may take some time to get an appointment. Admitting your struggles with loved ones can also be useful. It is important to be honest about your addiction and there are steps to take that will also alleviate your troubles. For instance, many people who suffer from this disease will have their loved ones control their finances until they can be confident to trust themselves again with money.  One former patient gave his credit/debit cards to his brother and received a small allowance. His brother paid his bills and in combination with GA and professional help, the patient could then handle things on his own after he had put the time and work in.

For more information on what compulsive gambling is click here.

To attend GA meetings, and other 12-step meetings online, click here.

To get started on the process of seeking professional help with Williamsville Wellness, click here if you are seeking help for yourself or click here if you are seeking help for a loved one.

By: Courtney Judd