Gambling Problems, Compulsive Gambling, Online Gambling Addiction
Seeking Reward Gambling can for some be a way of unwinding. The fun or thrill of gambling can be exciting, especially the rush of anticipation - it can give us an addictive buzz (adrenaline rush), helping us escape from things. It can be our way to forget about other things, as we may turn to gambling. We may now become too dependent on it, have tried to cut back or stop gambling but have been unsuccessful. The rare highs can be high and lows very low, leading do despair, loathing, maybe guilt, shame. Yet we may now have a gambling problem, using it as an outlet for other problems we struggle to face. When we gamble, it can be as if our mind goes blank. We may go into a sort of fantasy world. We may also end up procrastinating. Empty inside, lonely and alienated, gambling may be the main thing we think about and what we want to do, whatever the consequences. We may find ways to gamble, whether we are flush or broke, depressed, or happy, or simply because we can. Other gambling triggers may be our stress, anxiety, fear, sense of boredom, loneliness or a need to overcome our shyness. We just can't stay off it. A part of us may be addicted to winning, yet another part addicted to losing (see also Magical Beliefs). Powerless inside we may be seeking the power to beat the system. Counselling for gambling can look at alternative ways in responding to our uncomfortable and difficult feelings, which we may rather shut down, block off. Finding it difficult to stop gambling, wondering if we have an addiction to gambling, we may now be seeking gambling help, gambling therapy. Some may also be out of control in their trading.
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Online Gambling Addiction, Internet Gambling Addiction Freeing in some ways, because there is no one else around us, the pitfalls of becoming hooked on 24/7 internet gambling may increase because there are no managers, staff, friends looking over us, ensuring we are OK, setting us limits. Nobody is telling us to stop. Addicted to online gambling, there is a vast range of online betting websites, online casinos, online poker, etc, which we can become hooked into. We may have neglected us and our relationship. By now we may be seeking online gambling addiction help through gambling counselling, gambling therapy.
Our gambling (or computer gaming) - often viewed as a behavioural addiction, may be hurting and disrupting not only us, but others. Not just our finances but also our relationships and friendships may deteriorate. When addictively gambling, our perception of reality may become distorted. Disconnected, things may be out of balance. People may be worried about us, but we deny we have a gambling problem. Yet somewhere inside we are concerned, which can be usurped by our overpowering, impulsive urge to gamble again. We may struggle to allow our urges to pass or do something else with them. We then become preoccupied thinking about gambling, needing to relieve our tension by gambling further. Our compulsive gambling may have become out of control. By now we prioritise our gambling over other important things, and we may be unable to hide what we do from others. We may have started to withdraw from others, be less straight forward or lie about what we have been doing. We may have preferred to gamble than be involved in other social activities. In our incessant need to gamble, our other important needs can get ignored. We may be spending large amounts of time gambling, increasing our bets, growing our debts. We may become hooked on chasing our losses and gamble again after we win. As if wanting something for nothing, we may dream of that one big win that will solve our financial and other problems. We may make frequent promises to stop gambling and it can be as if we exclusively, blindly put all the hope and longing we have put into our gambling. In despair or deep grief at times, we may now be seeking help for gambling addiction, gambling addiction support, treatment for gambling addiction, so our life can be freer.
Gambling Counselling, Gambling Therapy Questions We may have questions about compulsive gamblers, whether we are addicted to gambling, gamblers treatments, gamblers therapy, gamblers counselling, e.g.:
- Gambling problems - I think I have a gambling addiction problem (compulsive gambling problem), how does a gamblers problem turn into a gambling addiction? How can my gambler problem, gambler addiction be eradicated?
- Compulsive gamblers - compulsive gambling is a pattern for me, what compulsive gambling treatment is available? How effective is compulsive gambling help for a compulsive gambler?
- Obsessive gambling, gambling dependency - I believe I have addiction to gambling, what gambling addiction support is available? How can gambling counselling or gambling addiction therapy help?
- Addicted gamblers - am I addicted to gambling? If so, what is the gambling treatment for an addicted gambler?
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- Stop gambling addiction - how to stop gambling addiction? How is it possible to stop gambling?
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- Compulsive gambling treatment, gambling addictions treatment - What is gambling addiction treatment and how effective is treatment for gambling addiction?
- Overcoming gambling addiction - how to overcome gambling addiction?
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Range Of Unhelpful Habits, Distractions, Addictions Counselling London
Internet, Computer, Technology & Communication "Addiction"
- Sex Addiction - Pornography Problem, Porn Addiction, Online Sex, Internet Sex & Cybersex Addiction, Masturbation Addiction
- Online Chat Addiction, Text Chat Room Addiction & Internet Dating Addiction Counselling London
- Technology Addiction & Gadget Addiction Counselling London
- Internet Overuse, Internet Addiction & Computer Addiction
- Mobile Addiction Counselling In London, Email, Text, Telephone Addiction, Nomophobia
- Social Media Addiction Counselling London
- Addicted To Games - Computer Games Addiction, Online Games Addiction, Video Game Addiction & Computer Gaming Addiction Help
Other Obsessions, Compulsions Or "Addictions"
- Stress Eating, Emotional Eating, Comfort Eating, Binge Eating Help, Compulsive Eating Counselling, Food Addiction Therapy
- Fitness, Gym & Exercise Addiction
- Compulsive Shopping, Compulsive Spending, Shopping Addiction & Shopaholism - Shopaholics, Shopping Addicts, Addicted To Buying, Online Auction Addiction, Credit Card Addiction
- Gambling Problems, Compulsive Gambling, Online Gambling Addiction
- Money Obsessed - Addicted To Money, Money Addiction, Money Obsession, Trading Addiction, Counselling London
- Work-Life Balance, Workaholism, Addicted To Work & Work Addiction
- Busyness addiction, addiction to activities
- Worry addiction
- Perfectionism Counselling London
- Addicted to beauty, glamour
- Approval addiction
- Addicted to self criticism, self-blame
- Addiction to fixing others, addicted to pleasing others
- Romance addiction, love addiction, serial yet uncommitted relationships, addiction to conflict, bad relationships
- Addictive Element To Certain Attachment Styles
- Caretaking, codependency
- Emotional affairs, limerence
- Emotional addiction
- Addiction to talking
- Addicted to gossip
- Addicted to dramas
- Addicted to anger
- Addiction to shame, self-blame
- Addiction to pain, suffering
- Addicted to sleep
- Clutter, messiness
- Addiction to spirituality
- Addicted to meditation
- Religious Activities - Obsession With Religion, Religious Addiction
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