Problem Gamblers find hope at Williamsville Wellness.
Problem gambling for the most part starts in early adolescence in men, and between ages 20 and 40 in women.
Problem gamblers experience many repetitive behaviors. People with this problem have a hard time controlling the impulse to gamble. Although it shares features of obsessive compulsive disorders, problem gambling is a different condition.
People with problem gambling disorders often feel guilty and try avoiding others and try their best to hide the problem. The American Psychiatric Association defines pathological gamblers as having five or more of the following symptoms:
- Committing many crimes to get money to gamble
- Problems feeling restless or irritable when trying to cut back or quit their gambling addiction
- Often Gambling to escape problems or feelings of sadness or anxiety
- Gambling larger and larger amounts of money to try to cover previous losses
- Unsuccessful attempts to cut back or quit gambling
- Losing jobs, relationships, or educational or career opportunities due to gambling
- Often lying about the amounts of time or money spent gambling
- Needing to borrow large amounts of money due to several gambling losses
- Needing to gamble larger amounts of money in order to feel stimulated
Problem gambling and their associated disorders are a very serious illness and condition that can ultimately destroy lives if it’s not controlled and really hurt the loved ones around you. Treating gambling can be challenging, many gamblers have found help for their problem at our professional gambling addiction treatment center.
Your pathway to problem gambling addiction recovery begins at Williamsville Wellness.