Gambling addiction is its own mental health condition, often occurring along with substance use disorder. Or maybe you suffer gambling addiction and co-occurring mental illness like depression, trauma, OCD or anxiety. Whatever your personal journey to your addiction, it can end. You just need the right help through a quality gambling addiction treatment program.
About Gambling Addiction
You share gambling addiction with only about one percent of the U.S. population. But that does not make your condition unique. This addiction seems very much like other types of addiction at face value, in symptoms and in how it changes your life. Also, like substance use disorder, maybe your gambling started because of depression, anxiety, trauma or other mental illness.
Regardless of how or why it started, gambling addiction makes a mess of your life. Your finances suffer, and you struggle with relationships. Your career and health suffer, too. But through professional rehab treatment, you can rebuild a gambling-free your life.
Signs of Gambling Addiction
An individual is suffering from a gambling addiction if four or more of these statements are true:
- A need to gamble more to feel a “high”
- Restless or irritable when they try to stop gambling
- Stop for a time, then relapse
- Thoughts focus mostly on gambling
- Gamble when they feel stressed
- Choose to gamble despite adverse effects in life
- Gambling despite losing money
Other statements of gambling likely correct in your life include lying about your activity, losing your job, quitting your education because of gambling, losing relationships to your gambling and relying on others for help with money problems caused by your addiction.
What Does a Gambling Addiction Treatment Program Include?
A gambling addiction treatment program uses similar approaches to help you, as used for someone with substance use disorder. You likely also drink too much alcohol or use drugs, if you suffer gambling addiction. These problems and any underlying mental illness all gain treatment at the same time.
Your treatment for behavioral disorders and co-occurring mental illness must include a broad range of therapies. You need cognitive behavioral therapy, individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy. In a quality rehab program, you gain these and other therapies under the care of a medical team, addiction counselors and a behavioral therapist who understand your dual diagnosis needs.
Your gambling addiction treatment program must also include coping skills and life skills coaching. Your whole family needs help to build trust, communicate better and responsibly handle future addiction problems.
Finding a quality program for gambling addiction treatment is difficult. But the accredited treatment of Morningside Recovery meets your needs. At Morningside Recovery in Orange County, you gain a real chance of a brighter future without gambling, other addictions or problems caused by your mental illness.
About the Gambling Addiction Treatment Program at Morningside Recovery
Morningside Recovery’s gambling addiction treatment program includes much of the same therapies and services as other addiction rehabs. Your programs include:
- Supervised detox for drug or alcohol addiction if needed
- Residential and IOP treatment
- Behavioral therapies, such as CBT
- Depression, anxiety or other mental illness treatment
- Group and family therapies
- Holistic therapies
- Adventure and experiential therapies
Through our gambling addiction treatment program, you can take back control of your life. The help you need is at Morningside Recovery, so call now at 855-631-2135 for more information.