Category Archives: Blog

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 Addiction Treatment Center

Posted on Feb 27 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Depression and Williamsville Addiction Treatment Center. Approximately 20 million suffer from depression in the United States at any given time.  Depression is not a weakness.  It is an illness and can be triggered by stressful events in your

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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 American’s 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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Should You Tell Your Employer You are in Recovery and How Williamsville Rehab Center Can Help

Posted on Feb 03 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Should You Tell Your Employer You are in Recovery and How Williamsville Rehab Center Can Help. For anyone seeking treatment for a gambling addiction there will be many questions.  One question is whether or not to discuss your addiction with

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Compulsive Gambling Inpatient Treatment. Addiction is a Thinking Disease

Posted on Feb 01 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Compulsive Gambling Inpatient Treatment.  Addiction is a Thinking Disease You are driving down the road and someone cuts in front of you.  What would your reaction be?  Some people would scream at the driver or throw out some hand gestures.

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Rehab Facilities Richmond Virginia and Fellowship

Posted on Jan 26 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Fellowship is what this former patient learned by attending 12 step meetings. As a part of treatment, patients would be transported two times a week to attend 12 step recovery meetings.  So, by arriving early for the meetings it gave patients time

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Real Help with Gambling Addiction and Living One Day at a Time

Posted on Jan 23 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Get Real Help with  Gambling Addiction and learn to live one day at a time. While in treatment this former patient learned a new concept: Living one day at a time.  For so long she always had thought about quitting gambling.  But quitting

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Myths about Treatment for Compulsive Gambling

Posted on Jan 17 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

There are probably several Myths about Treatment for Compulsive Gambling.  The biggest culprit is that once the patient leaves the facility he or she will never gamble again.  This is far from the truth and the reality is that treatment is just

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Gambling Addiction Residential Programs and Change

Posted on Jan 13 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Gambling Addiction Residential Programs sometimes explain the stages of how a person can change and recover from his or her addiction through a program called SMART Recovery.  SMART Recovery uses the five stages of change that an addict will go

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Stop Gambling Through New Age Recovery Meetings

Posted on Jan 09 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Stop Gambling Through New Age Recovery Meetings! So, it’s 7:50 A.M. on a Saturday morning. I’m making coffee for my meeting. No, today I don’t have to worry about the giant coffee pot or putting out the Styrofoam cups. This morning it’s

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Gambling Residential Treatment-Labeling People

Posted on Jan 09 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Gambling Residential Treatment-Labeling People I recently had a friend enter a treatment facility for gambling.  Some of the people in our inner circle recognized that he was having a very difficult time with this.  One particular friend

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Gamble Addiction-Atheists and Agnostics in Recovery

Posted on Jan 06 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Gamble Addiction -  Atheists and Agnostics in Recovery If you have ever attended a twelve step program you certainly have heard how important it is to find a "higher power".  In addition, many times these groups will open and close a meeting

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Gambling Inpatient Programs in United States-Treatment Works

Posted on Jan 04 2017 by Blog     — No Comment

Gambling Inpatient Programs in United States-Treatment Works If you have ever tried quitting gambling on your own, you might have been successful for a bit.  My experience working with addicts is that many have tried on their own but were unable

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