Problem Gambling Outpatient Treatment
Anyone can be affected by problem gambling, regardless of who they are or where they’re from. With the internet, apps on smartphones and many local businesses with gaming devices, what may seem harmless at first can easily get out of control; consuming time, money and eventually relationships.
What are the signs of someone with Problem Gambling?
- If you hide the amount or how often you are gambling.
- Chasing losses: Trying to get the money back that was lost.
- Gambling when you can’t afford it, not paying household bills in hopes to make up the loss.
- People close to you voice concern or worry. When family and friends start to let you they’re concerned it’s usually the biggest warning sign because they know you best.
Casual gamblers stop when they’ve lost or set a limit but people who have a problem gambling keep playing.
How can people get help?
Gambling is not easy to overcome. Many people living with problem gambling also have a substance use and/or mental health condition like depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. Everything needs to be addressed to begin the road to recovery and help make the necessary lifestyle changes.
While Lifeline Connections’ Problem Gambling treatment program is temporarily unavailable, you can get the help you need through directories below: