It’s not a surprise that as the online gambling industry has grown, that there has also been an increase in the number of people dealing with gambling addiction. Increased marketing messages about gambling sites and promotions on TV and the internet continues to feed this growing problem.
If you are struggling with gambling addiction and you want to stop, there are treatment options to consider. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, commonly referred to as CBT, has shown to be a highly effective treatment option for gambling addiction.
CBT focuses on principles such as identifying the reasons why you need to stop gambling so that you can set effective and measurable goals. For many people struggling with gambling addiction this usually related to debts they have acquired or savings they would like to rebuild.
A CBT treatment strategy also gives you tips and insights on how to deal with cravings, and urges, while also developing lifestyle skills to help manage problems or the temptation to relapse.
Getting started on the path to recovery might feel like a daunting challenge. There are many online forums and chat rooms for people that are struggling or have successfully embraced recovering from gambling addiction. For some people talking to others and hearing their stories can often be a first step toward committing yourself to the recovery process, by making it seem real in your own life.
If you have been struggling with gambling addiction and you would like to explore your treatment options, please call us at 435-228-5011 to schedule an appointment.