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Understanding Gambling Addiction

What Defines a Gambling Problem?

Gambling addiction is simply a compulsion to gamble despite the escalating negative consequences that may be occurring. To a great extent, the human brain responds to gambling in the same way that it responds to drugs and alcohol. A gambling addiction can lead to many related problems. These include job loss, bankruptcy, loss of relationships, poor physical and mental health, and more.

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Do you remember the thrill you got when you placed that first bet? Do you remember how good you felt when you won that first pot? No doubt it was a feeling like you could never top. Unfortunately, just as is the case with any addiction, soon that thrill wore off as you found that it took more and more to bring on even a tiny fraction of that first thrill.

A lot of brilliant people designed the games you play to be like that. Mathematicians, statisticians, and other whiz kids work closely with the casinos, card rooms, and other gambling establishments to ensure that you don’t leave until you have given them all of your money.

There’s tremendous psychology behind gambling. Did you ever wonder why you never see a clock in a casino? It’s because they want you to lose track of time. Casinos are designed to enter you into a trance-like state where bright lights, the lack of natural daylight, and the absence of clocks hypnotize you into losing your last dollar. With so much working against you, should there be any wonder that so many people become addicted to gambling?

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How to Help a Gambling Addict

How Does One Treat Gambling Addiction?

Treating a gambling addiction is much like treating an addiction to drugs and alcohol. For better or worse, treating a gambling addiction in Ventura County, California, begins the same way as treating a substance abuse addiction: by admitting a person has a problem and can’t control their compulsion to gamble. If a person refuses to acknowledge that they have a gambling problem but have the symptoms, the chances are good that they are a problem gambler. This might lead to several courses of action, from an employer pressuring them to get help, to a family arranging an intervention. Regardless of the method, treatment comes down to the addict finally admitting that they have a problem.

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How We Can Help

At Enlight Treatment Center in Moorpark, California, we have years of experience treating addictions of all types. We treat not only gambling addiction but also drug and alcohol abuse problems. We treat them all with the same proven in-house detox and inpatient treatment program that has led many to lead new, addiction-free lives. Our rehab in Ventura County allows clients who are suffering to confront the root problems that have led to their addictions, which is a proven way to treat addictions in the long run and not just a band-aid approach to addiction recovery.

Enlight Treatment Center provides in-house gambling addiction treatment in Ventura, California, allowing clients to relax and fully concentrate on solving their addiction issues and regain hope and optimism about their future. Clients will appreciate this opportunity during their time here, as so many other of our clients have. We want you to feel that everyone at Enlight is on your side, working to make your addiction-free life a reality.

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Have you, a friend, or a loved one come to the end of the rope because of gambling? Does it feel as though there’s no place left to turn? Has gambling taken over their life? Sometimes the symptoms are apparent, but they are often covered with lies and other deceptions that make them difficult to see. Our gambling treatment center in California has trained specialists who understand these symptoms, what to look for, and how to treat them. We offer real solutions to all addictions. Contact us today to see how we present a whole new way of living an addiction-free life. We can make it happen for you just as we have for so many others who have discovered the true freedom of a new addiction-free life.

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