According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, about 2 million Americans suffer from a gambling addiction. Residential treatment centers like Williamsville Wellness offer intensive treatment programs that can help you overcome your addiction and learn how to live life without gambling.
What is Gambling Addiction Treatment?
Gambling addiction is a serious problem that can destroy lives, but treatment can help people overcome their addiction. Residential treatment for gambling addiction provides a safe and supportive environment where people can focus on recovery.
Treatment typically includes individual and group therapy, as well as counseling and education about the nature of compulsive gambling. Residential gambling addiction treatment programs can be very effective, and it often leads to lasting results.
Why Consider Residential Gambling Treatment?
Pathological gambling is a serious disorder that can cause major disruptions in all areas of life. If left untreated, it can lead to financial ruin, job loss, and relationship problems. By enrolling in a gambling addiction treatment program, you or your loved one can focus on their recovery without the distraction of their everyday life.
Inpatient gambling addiction treatment can also help those struggling with compulsive gambling get treatment for other co-occurring disorders that may have contributed to their addiction. Since compulsive and excessive gambling can lead to relationship issues amongst families, a residential gambling treatment program can provide the time to begin repairing damaged relationships as well.
What to Expect During Our Residential Gambling Treatment
During your time at Williamsville Wellness, you can expect a comprehensive program that focuses on treating your compulsive gambling and uncovering the reasons behind it. You will receive multiple individual sessions and group sessions each day with gambling addiction specialists as well as other therapists.
Before beginning treatment our team will perform an in-depth assessment of your gambling and relapse history, severity, and triggers. We will also screen you for any co-occurring mental health disorders using a psychological evaluation. This will help us put together a personalized treatment plan based on your needs. After the intake process, you can expect to receive 15+ individual therapy sessions per week, as well as 20+ hours of group therapy per week.
Our Gambling Treatment Focuses and Modalities
The major focus of our program is to provide education on pathological gambling and the management skills to combat it. We also place an emphasis on medical management issues.
- Psychotherapy to teach coping skills, communication skills, motivation for change, emotional regulation, impulse control, reduced procrastination, and anger management.
- Education on the mental and physical effects of compulsive gambling and codependency
- 12-Steps of Gamblers’ Anonymous
- SMART Recovery
- Exercise and nutrition support
What to Expect After Gambling Rehab
Recovering from a gambling addiction is not easy. It takes time, effort, and perseverance. Support from family, friends, and professionals can make a big difference in your long-term compulsive gambling recovery. Our team will help you develop an aftercare plan, based on your personal triggers, to reduce the risk of relapse.
Our aftercare plans typically include a plan to transition to outpatient treatment, continued individual therapy sessions, and psychiatric follow-ups. To complete the residential gambling addiction program, you are required to schedule outpatient therapy and intensive outpatient treatment.
If you are ready to get help for compulsive gambling we can help! Contact us today to learn more about our residential gambling program.