WHAT IS GAMBLING? A gambling disorder is the uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the affects it takes on one’s life.
WHAT KINDS OF PROBLEMS CAN GAMBLING CAUSE? *Relationship problems *Chronic isolation *Crises & Setbacks *Sense of Helplessness
Dealing with gambling addiction can cause someone to isolate themselves because it is not something that is shared and praised, therefore a person may turn to outside support. With the increase of isolation and stress, this can potentially also lead to anxiety and depression as well as drug use.
If you know someone who is consumed by gambling, therapy will at least give a person a chance to express their habits and what they can do to decrease their addiction. A little conversation can go a long way to prevent the bad habits from taking over someone’s life.
At Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL we are currently offering online and over the phone counseling in Tallahassee, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Gainesville, Florida!