Treatment Centres

Our centres are situated throughout the country offering convenient and secluded retreats for our treatments.

Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction is no less harmful than a drug or alcohol addiction, it has the control to cost the addict far more than just money and self-respect. It can have devastating effects on many lives including that of the gamblers loved ones. It can cause interruption to all key areas of life: psychological, physical, social and professional as well as leading to possible financial disaster.

Gambling addiction is a type of impulse-control disorder and this means that addicts cannot manage their urge to gamble, even when they know their gambling is causing problems, the urge is strong no matter what the consequences may be they cannot stop themselves from having the first bet. The addict may be gambling at a casino, betting on racing and sports, internet betting or playing with stocks and shares, but no matter what or where, the penalty for this addiction may have the same outcome.

We will advise and refer anyone with a gambling addiction for the most appropriate treatment, the initial step before treatment is for the addict to realise that they have a problem with gambling. It may take incredible courage to admit this, not just to others but also to themselves, however many people have been able to break the habit.

Overcoming a gambling addiction or problem is never easy. But recovery is possible with professional treatment and support, if the gambler is ready to admit they have a problem and seek help, they can overcome their gambling problem and regain control of their life.

There are many support circles for this addiction, one of the most common groups is Gamblers Anonymous, which is a twelve-step recovery program patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. This group provides a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere where addicts can share their thoughts and issues, and get feedback and advice from fellow gamblers who understand their problem.

A rehab centre will offer Cognitive-behavioural therapy for problem gambling, which will focus on changing unhealthy gambling behaviours and the person thoughts around it. It also teaches problem gamblers how to fight gambling urges, deal with uncomfortable emotions rather than escaping the derogatory issues they may have through gambling.