Is Gambling Addiction Taking Over Your Life?

Julie Paarmann - Sunday, August 18, 2013

Addiction to GamblingThere will come a time when you will ask yourself, is gambling addiction taking over my life and if the answer to that is yes then you will need to do something about it. When you’ve decided that you do not want to gamble and waste your money any more, then seeking help is your next step on the road to recovery.

In this day and age, with gambling available everywhere you turn, giving up your compulsive gambling habit isn’t going to be easy but with the right help and motivation you will be able to do it, you just have to be strong and change your habits.

Once you have sought help one of things the professionals will tell you is to change your lifestyle as much as you can. Try to avoid all the places you went to previously to gamble, for example if the bookies where you placed your bets is on your way to work, change your route so that you don’t walk by it. Do your best to avoid gambling sites on the internet, although this may be difficult as they pop up all the time.

Talking over your gambling addiction with a professional therapist will be of great help to you, they will be able to offer you group therapy where you can discuss your addiction with others in the same boat as you, or there’s one on one therapy until you feel comfortable discussing your problems in public.

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