Gambling Addiction is an addiction that is subversive and often goes unnoticed, for both the addict and the loved ones. This is due to the fact that gambling Addiction will not manifest acute deteriorative physical signs or changes in the individual. For example, there is no physical chemical induced dependencies like opioids, heroin, alcohol, etc. However, the effects and the consequences are just as harmful and in some ways, more difficult to treat because of the behavioural, emotional and social aspect of the Addiction.
Compulsive gambling addiction can be difficult because like alcohol, it is part of its own culture; there are gambling gaming shows, it’s a social event and it is located on every vacation spot. Gambling Addiction can show in many aspects such as desperation for money, consistently wanting to thrills to win, gaining the social status of winning and wanting to hear the ding ding ding sounds of a winner. As stated before, gambling is considered an acceptable form of entertainment in Western society. It often flies under the radar of even the individual until the consequences begin to emerge; which it noticeably behavioural, emotional, financial or health levels.
Gambling can manifest in many ways, both in chance-based gambling in which there is no scientific or mathematical way to win. Also, chance-based gambling is a social or individual activity. Skill-based gambling is activities in which individuals spend years developing the learning of winning. For example, the notion of bluffing was created to make sure the opponents do not know an individual hones winning cards. It is in gambling Addictions that individuals learn how to lie to themselves and to others.
- Slot machines
- 50/50 raffles
- Lottery Tickets
- And more.
- Betting: sports, horse, and dog
- And more.
Gambling Addiction intervention may be necessary as the individual may not feel they have an addiction due to it’s widely accepted practice in society. However, it is important to note that if the individual does not feel they have an addiction, do not attempt to force them into treatment. The first step of awareness is expressing concern for an individual with love, worry, and compassion. Eventually, with consequences and changes emerging to the surface, the gambling addiction individual will come to terms with the addiction and seek a change in their lifestyle – which would be the best beneficial time for Treatment.
Gambling Addiction Treatment at Addiction Rehab Toronto
At Addiction Rehab Toronto we will work alongside the individual to delve into the causes surrounding their addiction and develop a treatment plan tailor-made for their new healthier lifestyle. We use and provide a variety of tools to help our clients and their loved ones work through the individual’s addiction and begin the healing process. We support individuals to find their sense of hope and freedom within their time in Treatment.
Our clinical team, nurses, and psychotherapists will work with individuals to discover the underlying causes of Gambling Addiction. We will work with the individual to support different perspectives, different holistic methods to help manage and overcome Gambling Addiction symptoms. Our Clinical Team deploys strategies such as behavioural activation: this technique involves the individual taking an active and engaging role in their recovery by completing homework, tasks such as engaging in exercise and interacting with peers and family. We emphasize a holistic approach including personal training, yoga, reiki, art therapy, and music therapy. We utilize these types of therapies in conjunction with cognitive and emotional counselling – allows a more comprehensive approach to managing Gambling Addiction. Our program offers both group and individual counselling, which also enables the client to process previous or current experiences that may be contributing to their Gambling Addiction in a safe space.
At Addiction Rehab Toronto, you are not alone in the struggles of Gambling Addiction – we work with the individual to create a client-centred approach to Addiction Recovery treatment that addresses and validates Gambling Addiction. Our Clinical Team performs trauma-informed support and therapy. A part of our comprehensive scope of practice is understanding the root of addiction and how it may relate to previous, traumatic experiences. We focus on a variety of therapeutic strategies with the clinical goal of helping the client to process and manage trauma.
Addiction Rehab Toronto strives to treat Addiction from a holistic and client-centred perspective that encompasses Biopsychosocial components of Gambling Addiction. The Clinical Team focuses on the underlying Gambling Addiction concerns and how the client can best address their cognitive functioning. Our team of addiction therapy specialist, psychotherapist, and clinical staff collaborate each day on how to meet and treat the unique Gambling Addiction needs of every client. Techniques for coping with mental illness vary widely and can include strategies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and psycho-education. Addiction Rehab Toronto looks at each client on an individual basis to best develop a personalized treatment plan.
Gambling Addiction treatment means taking care of your mind, and soul. It’s about focusing on self-discovery, mindfulness, and counselling. Through active addiction, the brain becomes impaired. A specialized Addiction treatment plan utilizes an array of programming, methods, and activities to help rewire the brain to focus on individuals mental well-being and sobriety.
Mental, Physical and Spiritual support services offered include:
- One on One counselling
- Mindfulness through Yoga, Reiki, Walks, Breathing Techniques, Independent Reflections, and Journalling
- Anger Management Programming
- Stress Management Programming
- Music Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Fitness through our gym, outdoor walks, recreational activities, and fitness boot camps
- And more.
For so long, individuals have been burdened with the idea that being emotional and being vulnerable means being weak, but it’s important to embrace emotions as a key part of the addiction recovery process. Our Addiction treatment programming provides individuals with programming, methods, and activities that promote emotions as valid and wanted.
Emotional support services offered include:
- One on One Counselling
- Group Therapy through weekly Programming on Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Communications, Self-Esteem, Codependency, Values, Grief and Loss, Stages of Change, Self-Love, Loneliness, and much more
- Music Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Fitness Therapy such as Yoga, Reiki, and Maui Thai
- Outdoor campfire
- Onsite Therapy Do
- Feelings Wheel
- And more.
It’s important to integrate family into each individual’s addiction recovery. As part of our treatment programming, we offer weekly Family Support days in which family members sit with their loved ones and a counsellor to have open and honest conversations about Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Recovery, Relapse Prevention, Support, Codependency, Healthy Boundaries, Communication, and Moving Forward in Recovery. As these factors intersect, we can better understand Gambling Addiction in these aspects. In addition, on Sundays, when individuals are allocated time offsite, there is an emphasis on the importance of spending this time with family, friends, and loved ones that are a positive support system for a collective goal of sobriety and addiction recovery.
Support System Services offered include:
- Community Outings
- Group Therapy
- Sober Living
- Family Therapy
- Programming that focuses on: support systems, relapse prevention, situational triggers, codependency, and relationships
- Family Support Day
- Constant communication between Counsellor and Family members
- Alumni Groups
- And more.
Our treatment incorporates individuals’ Gambling Addiction treatment even after completing onsite treatment. We offer individuals an Aftercare program. Phase III is a 14-week outpatient program that helps prevent relapse and assist with the further development of problem-solving and coping skills required in day to day recovery. The Aftercare program allows individuals to identify their needs after their stay because the work of Addiction recovery is significantly enhanced with participation in an extended follow-up Aftercare program. Within Aftercare, individuals will work with our Addiction Specialized counsellors to continuously support through any distress on an individual’s mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.
Gambling Addiction – You are Not Alone
Gambling addiction does share commonalities with chemical addiction in terms of the potential underlying causes. There can be many reasons why the individual now struggles with addiction; but most often is underlying past trauma, ongoing Gambling Addiction, or life events which predispose to develop an addiction. These events or past circumstances can often develop into Gambling Addiction issues characterized by feelings of Gambling Addiction and anxiety. In order to cope with the underlying event(s) the individual turns to gamble in order to feel a false sense of self, control, and joy in their lives which they have lost. In order to restore the individual’s true sense of self and control giving into treatment is the only way to see through to a much more real, happy, life experience.
At Addiction Rehab Toronto, we advocate a Gambling Addiction stigma-free world. We are actively involved in the conversations about Addiction, Addiction stigma and how they work together to stigmatize Gambling Addiction. We pride ourselves in being an inclusive, safe, and non-judgmental space. We understand we only scratched the surface with Gambling Addiction. Our Clinical Team is aware of how Gambling Addiction can take control of our lives, as even though we may not always be able to wish it away, we will be by your side, supporting each step of Addiction Recovery and Gambling Addiction. You are not alone and we are ready, and wanting to listen.
For information on our Gambling Addiction treatment, please give us a call at 1-855-787-2424, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to help you.