Naltrexone is a pill being used effectively in treating alcoholics who wish to curb their addiction. It is now being considered in treating gamblers in Australia as well. (more…)
There are many reasons that those with an addiction avoid treatment. Some are afraid of failure, others of the disruption to a lifestyle that they have become resigned to. Many people, however, avoid treatment because of the stigma that is associated with those who identify themselves as having an addiction problem. (more…)
Gambling addiction affects as many as 3.4 percent of adults in the United States. Like drug and alcohol addiction, gambling addiction is very detrimental to the addict, and ca lead to financial and legal problems, relationships problems, job loss, criminal behavior, and even suicide. Gambling addiction affects more men than women, and can worsen over time without treatment.
When you want to overcome your gambling addiction, it’s more than just making a decision to cut down or quit gambling. If only it were that easy! The simple truth is that gambling addiction, like any other addiction (illicit or prescription drugs, alcohol, sex, eating disorders), is a type of impulse-control disorder. There may be other factors at work as well, such as co-occurring addictions, family history of gambling, social milieu and more. Trying to overcome an addiction to gambling is rarely successful if attempted on your own. (more…)