Gambling Addiction

Gambling addictionGambling 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.

Symptoms of Gambling Addiction

Here are some of the basic symptoms that may be present if you have a problem with gambling and are addicted:

  • Financial Problems - Problems with debt and money may be a sign that someone has a problem with a gambling addiction.
  • Delusion - If you find yourself constantly saying that the "big win" is coming soon and will make up for all the money you've lost, it may be a sign of a serious addiction to gambling.
  • Lies - To hide the financial problems caused by an addiction to gambling, you may find yourself lying to people close to you.

There are minor variations of these and they may affect people to varying degrees, but they can be destructive and tear lives apart.

Treatment for Gambling Addiction

If you suffer from an addiction to gambling, there are many treatment options available that can help. Online therapy and behavioral therapy via GoMentor 24/7 from trained therapists who are specialized in treating gambling addictions can help you get control over your addiction. You should never let a problem with gambling stand between you and your friends and family.

If you or another person have suicidal thoughts or otherwise are at risk, you should not use GoMentor. These resources can help you with immediate assistance.