How to Overcome a Gambling Addiction - Howcast

How to Overcome a Gambling Addiction

Learn how to overcome a gambling addiction from Dr. Paul Hokemeyer in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Overcoming a gambling addiction requires the person to admit that they have a problem with gambling. This is incredibly difficult for people who suffer from all addictions. Addictions are shrouded in these two elements. This one being this denial where people deny that they have a problem. And this rationalization that tells them that they may have a problem, but it's not as bad as it's, as it really is. So denial and rationalization are two things that keep people from engaging in a uh, a meaningful recovery program. Getting past that requires the person to reach out and to get over the shame. Get over the secrecy that surrounds their addiction and ask someone for help. Typically this involves a professional who has the capacity and the credentials to deal with addictions, to deal with addictive disorders. But it doesn't necessarily need to happen that way. There are programs available for people who also suffer from addictive disorders that you can plug into. That you can go to and find a community of other people who have found a solution to their gambling problem. So there's a way that you can tap into this community of other people who are also in recovery. And that will enable you to experience recovery around your own gambling addiction.

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