Gambling Addiction – Is a gambling compulsion costing you more than just money?
Gambling Help – Gambling Problems
For private counselling to help stop your Gambling Problem, call Win Parry Counselling on +44 (0)1606 277018
I can provide a private one to one therapy programme for addicted gamblers. My service can include a tailor-made programme that can either be day-patient based or weekly face to face sessions.
Gambling addiction removes choice, self-belief, sex drive, intimacy, honesty, open mindedness, willingness to learn, families, houses, jobs, cars, your inheritance and the inheritance of your children, sometimes all of them go in one night. No other addiction has the capacity to be so destructive so quickly. It absolutely devastates lives and families. It has the capacity to affect our loved ones and children’s futures in ways that surpasses imagination.
It is not simply a ‘label’ as some ‘ill informed therapists’ term it; it is a real addiction. Nor is the solving of it simply a matter of changing one’s ‘belief’ about decision making and choices or improving one’s ‘weak’ will power. As an experienced gambling addiction therapist I will help you identify the physical, psychological and well ‘being’ factors that make up the condition. The neurological properties of addiction have been likened to those of cocaine addiction and other addictions. Indeed it is not uncommon for gambling addiction to go hand in hand with another addiction, common – but by no means the rule. Gambling is listed as a ‘disorder’ in the DSM V (Gambling Disorder – The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders). The World Health Organisation also recognises and lists pathological gambling in their classification of mental and behavioural disorders, the ICD-10.
Residential Rehabilitation for Gamblers
Rehab for Gamblers can sometimes be the only way to initially separate the gambler from their compulsive behaviour, irate debtors and immediate consequences. Rehab is not an escape. Our Gambling clinics can provide the perfect environment to stop, assess and begin to reconstruct. We provide rehab for gamblers whose cases are most severe, requiring expert medical assistance in the initial phase.
The costs associated with a severe compulsive gambling disorder can catastrophic both to the gambler and their loved ones. They can include the development of other addictions, fraud, betrayal, bankruptcy and suicide, all as a direct result of the impulse to gamble.
Win Parry has worked as Director of Addictions within the Priory Hospital Group and a consultant to numerous rehabs and organisations treating addictions, including gambling. Her approach is pragmatic and compassionate. Win operates a proven programme that will support and encourage you in your recovery journey.
Current NHS estimates are that at least 450,000 people in the UK suffer with gambling problems. Below there is a set of statements reflecting attitudes towards compulsive gambling. This Gambling Questionnaire is designed to you help consider your own compulsive gambling problem.
Compulsive Gambling Questionnaire