We treat Addiction & Gambling Problem
What is Gambling Addiction?
Gambling addiction—also known as pathological gambling, compulsive gambling or gambling disorder—is an impulse-control disorder. If you’re a compulsive gambler, you can’t control the impulse to gamble, even when it has negative consequences for you or your loved ones. You’ll gamble whether you’re up or down, broke or flush, happy or depressed, and you’ll keep gambling regardless of the consequences.
A gambling addiction is often associated with other behavior or mood disorders. Many problem gamblers also suffer with substance abuse issues, un-managed ADHD, stress, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.
Warning Signs of Gambling Addiction
Feelings of elation immediately before, during, or after gambling.
Lying about gambling activities.
Trying to win back gambling losses through more gambling.
Borrowing money or taking out high-risk loans.
Ignoring family, work, and other responsibilities to gamble.
Appearance of or increase in mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Increased alcohol or drug use.
An escalation in gambling in either risk or frequency.
Gambling used as an escape from problems or distress.
Restlessness when trying to refrain from gambling or between bouts of gambling.
Getting professional treatment
Seeking professional help or seeing a therapist does not mean you are weak or can’t handle your problems. Therapy can give you tools and support for coping with your addiction that will last a lifetime. Problem gambling can sometimes be a symptom of bipolar disorder.
Inpatient treatment programs are an option for those with severe gambling addiction who are unable to avoid gambling without round-the-clock support.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for gambling addiction focuses on changing unhealthy gambling behaviors and thoughts, such as rationalizations and false beliefs. It can also teach you how to fight gambling urges and solve financial, work, and relationship problems caused by problem gambling.
Marriage and credit counseling can help you work through specific issues created by problem gambling.
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We help those having Gambling Or Addiction problems?
Are you worried that you, or someone you know, might have a problem with gambling? If this problem is negatively affecting their lives, they may be suffering from Gambling Compulsion. We can help! Able Counseling & Associates can assist you or your loved ones to overcome the problem of gambling!
Gambling compulsion is a progressive illness and may only get worse over time!
Signs of Gambling Compulsion
· A preoccupation with gambling · Significant time spent gambling or in activities related to gambling
· Hiding gambling activities from significant others · Reliving memories of gambling
· Problems with money/ finances · Interference in relationships
· Impairment in career · Borrowing money to support their habit or cover their debts
· Committing crimes, such as stealing or fraud, in order to gamble · Feelings of guilt, hopelessness or depression
If above signs sound familiar, please remember: EARLY INTERVENTION IS KEY.
The best thing that you can do for your loved one is to encourage them to get professional help!
At Able Counseling & Associates, we use a supportive and nonjudgmental model to help those, and their families, suffering from this illness. We seek to provide the individual treatment that works best for each person. Examples of such models include psychotherapy, skills training, support groups or even medication. Call us today or register here online to start your recovery or refer other who may be in need of help.
Brief description of the Gambling Program:
1) We conduct an in-depth assessment of the gambling history, severity, triggers, and signs of relapse.
2) We Screen for co-occurring mental health challenges through psychosocial assessment and psychiatric evaluation and addresses mental health problems through therapy and teaching of coping skills, communication skills, motivation for change, emotion regulation, impulse control, reducing procrastination, and anger management
3) Our clinians offer education on the brain and body effects of gambling addiction, codependency, and assistance handling financial and legal problem
4) We introduce the 12-Steps of Gamblers’ Anonymous and SMART Recovery with emphasis on medical management
Please register online or call 216-291-8817 or 216-337-5842 for appoitment!
Cleveland ( Downtown) Office Address:
850 Euclid Avenue Suite 425
Cleveland Ohio 44114