What do you say to a gambling addict?

What do you say to a gambling addict?

What do you say to a gambling addict?

Suggestions include:

  • Inform the gambler of the negative impact that their gambling is having on you. ...
  • Don't try to take control of the gambler's life. ...
  • Let the gambler know you want to help. ...
  • Relate to them as an equal person. ...
  • Support them in their struggle, but don't take on their burden.

How to deal with mental health issues from gambling?

  • If you’re struggling with debt, speak to StepChange for free, confidential debt advice. Talk to your doctor if you’re worried about how gambling is affecting your mental health. Gambling can be treated in the same way as other addictions, often with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Where can I get help for gambling addiction?

  • For free confidential support, call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 802 0133. GamCare has an online recovery toolkit with practical tips and resources to help you change your relationship with gambling. It includes: an online treatment course based on CBT.

Why is gambling a compulsive behaviour for some?

  • All compulsive behaviours have social, psychological and biological origins. Gambling brings us into contact with others, even if we are using internet gaming rooms. This can provide a sense of community, however damaging the associated behaviours.

Why do people gamble on a daily basis?

  • People gamble for a variety of reasons, including: the buzz, the excitement, and the high adrenaline release. the competitive element - trying to beat other players, the bookie, or the dealer. the thrill of risk taking, of placing large bets.

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