Category Archives: Blog

Are you a Compulsive Gambler?

Posted on Apr 19 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

If a person attends a Gamblers Anonymous then they will hear twenty questions at the beginning of the meeting.  The questions are designed to give a person an idea of whether or not they might be a compulsive gambler.  So, if you or someone you

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Gambling Addiction and the Impact on Families

Posted on Apr 17 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Gambling Addiction and the Impact on Families is a real tragedy. Many times families suffer more than the addict. Often times the addict will tell his or her loved ones that they are done gambling. Then, soon after, they are gambling once again

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The Benefits of Protein and Feeling Healthy

Posted on Apr 12 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

The Benefits of Protein. Protein is so important to your overall health.  So, whether you are an athlete or just a person trying to stay healthy, protein is essential for your body.  It has many benefits and the way we get our protein is

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I Need Help with Gambling. It’s Life or Death

Posted on Apr 10 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

"I Need Help with Gambling" is what this former gambler told his wife.  If he hadn't uttered those words his addiction might have cost him his life.  Unfortunately for so many compulsive gamblers, suicide seems like the only solution to their

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The Disease of a Gambling Addiction

Posted on Apr 07 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

The Disease of a Gambling  Addiction is one that is not curable.  But, just like diabetes it is treatable.  This is why it is so important to understand exactly how a gambling addiction can be stopped.  Many people think they can just go to

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Stages of Change and Living a Better Life

Posted on Apr 05 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Stages of Change... Smart Recovery teaches the five stages of change people in recovery might experience.  The first stage an addict might experience is the pre-contemplation.  Then he or she might enter the second stage which is called

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Gambling Rehab Center and How to Stop the Negative Self-Talk

Posted on Apr 03 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Gambling Rehab Center and How to Stop the Negative Self-Talk. When a person goes throughout his or her day the mind has thousands of thoughts.  For people in recovery or anyone in general these thoughts can be overwhelming.  Many times we might

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Addiction Does Not Discriminate…It Can Happen to Anyone

Posted on Mar 31 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Addiction Does Not Discriminate!  It doesn't matter what sex, race, creed, or religion you are.  Also, whether you are rich, poor, old or young, the disease of addiction can happen to anyone.  We are not that unique and we are all pretty much the

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How to Quit Gambling for Good and Rebuild Trust

Posted on Mar 29 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

How to Quit Gambling for Good and Rebuild Trust. Many times compulsive gamblers have a difficult time rebuilding trust once they stop gambling.  For so long, they have lied to their families and friends to cover up their addiction.  But, by

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Symptoms That Lead to Relapse

Posted on Mar 27 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Symptoms That Lead to Relapse For people in recovery there are many symptoms that can lead to a relapse.  But if a person is mindful of these symptoms then they will have a great chance at avoiding a relapse.  An important point to make is that

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How to Quit Gambling: Step One

Posted on Mar 24 2017 by Blog, Gambling in the news     — No Comment

Taking Step One of the 12 steps of Gamblers Anonymous (GA) will help you learn How to Quit Gambling.  The first step states that "we admitted we were powerless over gambling".  In addition, that "our lives had become unmanageable."  The first

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Communication Activity For Everyone

Posted on Mar 22 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Communication Activity The following communication activity is called "Back to Back Drawing".  Gambling addicts and their loved ones can benefit by trying this activity.  This is meant to aid in communication and paying attention to areas of

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Recovery and the Importance of Good Values

Posted on Mar 20 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Recovery and the Importance of Good Values Values are the things you believe are important to you in all aspects of life including; family, work, etc. Values change once we start gambling compulsively.  The way we behave matches our values.

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Do I Have a Gambling Problem?

Posted on Mar 18 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Do I have a gambling problem?  If you are asking this question it is clear that you might have concerns about your gambling.  The nice thing about this is that it is you who has to decide whether it's a problem or not.  So if you take an honest

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Guided Meditation as a Way for a Recovering Gambling Addict to Relax

Posted on Mar 17 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Guided Meditation as a Way to Relax... A Relaxation Exercise using Guided Imagery can be beneficial to those in recovery.  Guided Imagery or Visualization Relaxation is an effective way to clear the mind and allow the body to relax.  Not only

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Anticipating and Preventing Relapse

Posted on Mar 13 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Anticipating and Preventing Relapse Recovery is more than just not using alcohol, drugs or gambling. The first step in recovery is stopping the use or activity. The next step is not starting again.  This process is called relapse prevention. 

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Gambling Addiction Inpatient: Let’s Talk about It

Posted on Mar 10 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Gambling Addiction Inpatient.   Let's Talk about It. So often it is very evident that a loved one is suffering from an addiction.  But in many instances friends and family tend to shy away from talking about it.  Perhaps they worry that a

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A Wish List for What You Should Do After Treatment

Posted on Mar 08 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Wish List for What You Should Do After Treatment By Lyndon J. Aguiar, PhD As I look at the trends of folks who do well or not do well after they leave treatment, I am struck by the obvious differences in the paths taken. For optimal success

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A Recipe for Beating A Gambling Addiction

Posted on Mar 07 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

A Recipe for Beating A Gambling Addiction. There are a number of things that a compulsive gambler will need to do once they leave treatment.  Some people believe that he or she doesn't have to do everything suggested.  But the fact of the

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Failure and Learning a Lesson from It

Posted on Mar 01 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Failure and Learning a Lesson from It. It is not a failure until you give up! Unfortunately there are people who relapse over and over again. However, in the midst of these failures and disappointments they keep coming back. A gambling addict is

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Depression and Williamsville Wellness Addiction Treatment Center

Posted on Feb 27 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Williamsville Wellness Addiction Treatment Center Can Also Help a Person with Depression.. Approximately 20 million suffer from depression in the United States at any given time.  Depression is not a weakness.  It is an illness. It can be

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Things Gamblers Do to Hide Their Addiction

Posted on Feb 24 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Things Gamblers Do to Hide Their Addiction. When an individual has become an addict they will do almost anything to avoid stopping their addiction.  Not only is the idea of ending the addiction problematic for them but hiding it from everyone is

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Gambling Addiction Programs and African Americans’ Recovery

Posted on Feb 23 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

The disease of addiction is one that affects all walks of life.  No matter whom you are, if you cross the line and become dependent on gambling you will have the fight of your life.  This is no different for African Americans.  But the hope is

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Stop Gambling and Learn to Manage Life and Money.

Posted on Feb 20 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Stop Gambling and Learn to Manage Life and Money. When a person is in active addiction they often develop a habit of putting off responsibilities. This can be anything from everyday chores to paying bills.  In so many instances a person's

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Anxiety and Residential Treatment Centers for Gambling Addiction

Posted on Feb 17 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Anxiety and Residential Treatment Centers for Gambling Addiction. Many addicts suffer from anxiety. It can be the result of an addiction or feed into addiction.  If an addict is experiencing anxiety then it will be necessary to seek

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Inpatient Gambling Addiction Treatment. A Success Story

Posted on Feb 15 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Inpatient Gambling Addiction Treatment.  A Success Story It was 10AM when this former gambler was walking around the casino like a zombie.  He had been awake for more than 48 hours.   Also, he hadn't eaten during this time.  He drank coffee

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How to Quit Gambling Addiction and a 30 Day Program

Posted on Feb 13 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

How to Quit Gambling Addiction and a 30 Day Program. Thirty day (inpatient) treatment programs are for gambling addicts. Many people think entering these programs will cure them. Unfortunately this is not the case.  Recovery is a lifelong

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How to get Treatment for Compulsive Gambling

Posted on Feb 10 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

How to get treatment for compulsive gambling. [caption id="attachment_1855" align="alignnone" width="700"] One armed bandit[/caption] One of the most difficult decisions for an active gambling addict is to seek treatment and commit to getting

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Gambling Rehabilitation and Opening to Change.

Posted on Feb 08 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Gambling Rehabilitation and Opening to Change. by Andrea Shipley, MA           “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” –Anais Nin I’ve heard some debate about

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Gratitude and Gambling Stories of Addiction

Posted on Feb 06 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Gratitude and Gambling Stories of Addiction. According to statistics only a small percentage of people receive treatment for their addiction.  Therefore, if you are lucky enough to get help and receive the gift of sobriety then please be

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