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The Names for Gambling Addiction
Impulse Control Gambling
UK Gambling Addiction Data
It takes less than 12 seconds to log on somewhere and place a bet
3 million people between the ages of 13-17 have created falsified gambling accounts online
1 in 2 people have sold their possessions for gambling
91% of people under 18 have gambled
73% of adults gamble yearly
60,000 problem gamblers in the UK are between the ages of 11-15
46% of UK gamblers have stolen to finance their play
60% of gamblers suffer from depression
13% have attempted suicide
28,000 Euros is the average level of debt accrued receiving treatment
There are Six Types of Gamblers:
Serious Social Gamblers
Antisocial Personality Gamblers
Relief and Escape Gamblers
Casual Social Gamblers
Symptoms of a Gambling Addiction
Spending more time and money on gambling than the player can cope with
Needing to stake larger amounts of money or for a longer time to experience the same buzz or feeling of excitement
Chasing gambling or losses to escape financial debt
Keeping your gambling a secret from other people
Gambling until you lose all your money
Feeling anxious, irritable, depressed, guilty, or worried
Always talking about or thinking about gambling
Engaging in arguments with friends or family about gambling and money
Loss of interest in other normal activities like spending time with family or hanging out with friends
Finding it difficult to manage or stop gambling
Not paying bills, borrowing money, or selling possessions to gamble more
Neglecting personal needs, school, work, or household responsibilities because of gambling
The following results have been drawn by the Research for Gambling Commission:
The National Lottery draws 47% of gamblers and is the most popular type of gambling activity
An average 58% of respondents had engaged in at least one form of gambling during the previous week.
Although the largest growth in participation between 2012-2013 involves individuals between the ages of 18-24 years (49% up from 44%), people that participate in gambling are most likely to be over 35.
15% of respondents reported participating in at least one form of online gambling in the previous 4 weeks.
The most common participation frequency for respondents who have gambled in the previous 4 weeks was ‘once a week’.
Can a gambling addiction be cured?
Compulsive gambling may be managed with the following treatments:
Medication: Mood stabilizers and antidepressants may be effective against problems associated with compulsive gambling, such as ADHD or OCD, and depression. Some anti-depressants may be beneficial in reducing gambling behaviour. Narcotic antagonists, which are useful against substance abuse, may also help with compulsive gambling.
Self-help groups: Talking with other people that have related problems may help deal with an addiction.
Therapy: Family therapy may be useful here. Also, cognitive behavioural therapy may be implemented. Behavioural therapy involves systematic exposure to the habit which is to be unlearned and teaching skills to defeat the urges to engage in them. The former involves identifying negative, irrational, and unhealthy beliefs and replacing them with positive, healthy ones.
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18 Nov 2019
The best decision i never made ! Twenty eight days ago i was a lost soul, Not knowing who i was and in denile of my addiction. I leave Liberty house with tools for the rest of my life. I start my journey with hope and confidence as i'm now aware of my emotions and feelings. Step by step, day by day.......... I with beat my addiction. Thank you so much Liberty House
18 Nov 2019
I think that the first week was hard for me here but as it got on it got harder before easier which is truthfully what was needed. It was for me to listen and take in comments from the staff which hit home, it then made me realise that theres a long journey ahead of me. Im greatful that I have attended here because I would still be lost had I not. My relationship with my family has improved a lot and more importantly with my wife, even the kids have picked up on it saying daddy sounds like the good old daddy in the photos we have which melted my heart. Thank you so much for everyone at Libetry House for the love and support
18 Nov 2019
Very good overall, as long as you are honest with your councilors they will help you tremendously
18 Nov 2019
My 28 day stay has been an emotional roller coaster. I was a client here in 2016 and have really appreciated the new program, here at Recovery Lighthouse. The introduction of art and music therapy, yoga, mindfulness, and beach walks proved extremely beneficial. I was successfully detoxed off Alcohol and cannot fault any member of staff. They have supported and guided me throughout my stay, and remained professional, kind and caring. I would highly recommend any addict who is serious about recovery, to seek help in this amazing place.
18 Nov 2019
I found the clinic incredibly supportive. The staff are fantastic, especially Johnny, as my focal therapist, who was endlessly kind, knowledgable, supportive, good humoured and non-judgemental. The therapists re-framed my world so I could gain insight and understanding into my disease. The torrent of emotions involved in recovery could have thrown me into turmoil... but I always had a staff member to talk to and share my feelings with. The kitchen staff, Tony and Liz are utter angels, and the support workers should get medals for putting up with me! Thank you Sanctuary Lodge for setting me on my path to recovery.