The D’Amore Solution to Gambling Addiction
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D’AMORE HEALTHCARE’S TREATS GAMBLING ADDICTION
Gambling addiction leads to severe emotional, physical and financial stress for individuals and families, and can mask other mental health disorders. Our approach is designed to address the many aspects of gambling addiction and its consequences for the individual, family, and society. Our treatment plans are personalized for each individual to ensure precision and lasting results.
D’Amore Healthcare provides individuals with the tools they need- not just to face gambling addiction, but to enjoy freedom from the cravings, triggers, cues
D’Amore Healthcare is a nationally-recognized addiction treatment center that has helped individuals on the road to recovery using a multitude of treatment modalities.
Therefore, our staff takes your entire medical history, mental health history, social circle
PARTNERING WITH D’AMORE MEANS A NEW LIFE FREE FROM GAMBLING ADDICTION
Admitting to D’Amore Healthcare’s residential program helps those suffering from gambling addiction by removing distractions and easing up on the triggers. We provide a comfortable and safe environment full of encouragement. Recovery is a process and D’Amore Healthcare uses evidence-based modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as our confidence builder, BMU “Build Me Up” incentives which lead to principles of enough, principles of abundance and cognitive adjustments around the fear of scarcity. The skills you learn will lead to a life of autonomy and balance.
We offer the following addiction recovery services for those suffering from gambling addiction:
Residential Gambling Addiction Treatment
Individual and Group Counseling
Recreation and Exercise
Functional Medicine Nutritional Care
Discharge Planning, including budgeting and faith community linkages
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GAMBLING ADDICTION
Gambling is a bigger business than ever before. Gaming is no longer limited to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and excluding Utah and Hawaii, every state in the country allows some form of legal gambling. Consequently, the need for gambling addiction treatment has increased dramatically.
WHAT IS GAMBLING ADDICTION?
Until the 80s, the Amercian Psychiatric Association (APA) considered gambling addiction to be an impulse-control disorder and listed it as such in their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). However, subsequent research has shown problem gambling to be more closely correlated to drug addiction than previously thought. Both activities involve the brain’s reward system and a release of dopamine. Furthermore, just like an opiate addict needing greater amounts of their drug of choice, those suffering from gambling addiction also build a tolerance, requiring bigger and riskier bets to produce their desired “high.” As a result, in 2013 the APA reclassified pathological gambling as an addiction in the latest edition of the DSM.
FURTHER FACTS ABOUT GAMBLING ADDICTION
Surveys show that 4 out of 5 people in the United States have some type of gambling experience. It is estimated that around 2 million Americans suffer from gambling addiction and up to 20 million engage in “problem gambling,” or gambling that disrupts their lives in some way.
Here are some signs that you have a gambling problem:
Hiding your gambling from friends and family
Breaking promises you’ve made to yourself or others about your gambling
Playing with money you can’t afford to lose
Family or friends have expressed concerns about your gambling
Justification or minimization of your gambling habits
Using gambling as a means to avoid life problems
Needing more money or riskier bets to continue to enjoy gambling
If you or someone you love is suffering from gambling addiction, please get help immediately. Research has shown that the methods proven to be effective in treating those suffering from drug addiction have also been effective in treating gambling addiction. Call D’Amore Healthcare if you answer yes to even one of these indicators.