Gambling addiction can result in serious emotional, financial and relationship problems. The signs of an addiction to gambling may vary slightly from person to person, but generally they include financial problems, lies and hiding the situation from friends and family, and a delusional insistence that the big jackpot is right around the corner. If any of these signs affect you or someone close to you, it may be time to consider getting treatment. Gambling addictions can tear people apart and ruin lives, which is why they are taken so seriously by therapists.
Here are some of the basic symptoms that may be present if you have a problem with gambling and are addicted:
There are minor variations of these and they may affect people to varying degrees, but they can be destructive and tear lives apart.
If you suffer from an addiction to gambling, there are many treatment options available that can help. Online therapy at GoMentor.com from trained therapists who are specialized in treating gambling addictions. You can also find threads in our forum that may help you conquer your gambling addiction and regain a sense of control in your life. You should never let a problem with gambling stand between you and your friends and family. Behavioral therapy is also helpful in dealing with the root causes of the gambling problem, and is also offered by therapists.