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Gambling Addiction and Drug Addiction Go Hand in Hand

Don't let your gambling addiction and drug addiction ruin you!

Don’t let your gambling addiction and drug addiction ruin you!

Did you know that a third of all people who are in drug rehab centers also suffer from a co-occurring addiction to gambling? Gambling addiction and drug addiction tend to go hand in hand causing a world of problems for the addict and those who care for them. Like drug addiction, gambling addiction is a true medical and psychological condition that must be treated.

More than 50% of all people who seek drug treatment suffer from a co-occurring condition such as depression, anxiety or another psychological disorder but it is now estimated that as many as one third of all people in drug treatment also have a gambling problem. Treatment for gambling addiction is not always quick to be sought as many cover up the gambling or fail to discuss it with friends, family members or their therapist.

Gambling Addiction Rehab

Rehab centers that specialize in co-occurring disorders are often poised to treat gambling addiction. It’s important that an individual who is addicted to drugs and who also has a problem with gambling get the right type of help and treatment for both addictions concurrently in order to prevent one or the other from coming back post treatment. Gambling addiction can actually trigger drug addiction and likewise, drug addiction can trigger an addiction to gambling which is why it is so important that both disorders be treated.

Various types of treatment exist for gambling addiction. Like drug addiction, gambling addiction rehab centers provide counseling individually and on a group basis to help addicts overcome the psychological dependence that develops as a result of long term gambling. Psychological treatment that focuses on helping the addict learn why they gamble and likewise find new ways to fill the void can result in a healing effect that allows addicts to overcome the addiction.

Life After Gambling Addiction Rehab

Just like an alcoholic who is in recovery cannot or at least should not hang around the bar, a recovering gambling addict shouldn’t even attempt to gamble. Gambling addiction sticks with an individual for many years and like drug addiction can spike back up when the individual stops focusing on recovery. You may be able to place a bet or two post treatment but ultimately, one bet leads to another and ultimately, a gambling addict who chooses to gamble after treatment is likely to relapse.

If you or someone you love has a gambling problem, it’s important that you seek treatment right away. Rehab centers can help heal the pains that are caused by gambling addiction such as financial hardships, relationship problems, work or school problems and social issues.

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