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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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03 Apr 2020
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02 Apr 2020
I would just like to say the staff have been brilliant. Any problems or queries I have had have been answered or resolved. The medical detox was exceptional.
02 Apr 2020
I have no room for complaint. Sanctuary Lodge is magical. From my walk around introduction with Tracey and my recovery programme with Johnny. The whole process has been liberating and I cannot wait to see what the future holds. Sanctuary Lodge is the best investment I have ever made and will ever make. Each and every staff member have a passion for the recovery of all clients, it’s so clear to see. Thank you!
02 Apr 2020
Food was amazing, Simon a great cook and Lianne is a great recovery worker
02 Apr 2020
My journey has been very productive and positive. Walking in was a relief because I wanted to come in but it was scary, and coming out without feeling too confident I do feel more at peace with myself, with hope of a better life like it should be, and that is all thanks to Sanctuary lodge. Therapy has been great and my therapist Jenna. The service is excellent.
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