Gambling Treatment In Surrey

Gambling is one of the easiest addictions to understand. After all, who doesn’t get a buzz from a potential win? How many of us have bought a lottery ticket, or tried out a slot machine? The anticipation and thrill of the game gives a quick and easy source of adrenaline.

However, when it’s out of control, it can have devastating consequences and even lead to being arrested if you indulge in criminal activities.

It’s estimated there are as many as 593,000 gambling addicts in the UK. It’s also been found that gamblers are more likely to suffer from stress, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. There’s a link between gambling and alcohol abuse, according to the NHS.

This is often described as a hidden illness, because there are no obvious physical signs, like there are with drug or alcohol addiction. Many people feel the need to be secretive when they have a problem with gambling. This shame can have an additional impact on their self-esteem.

Gambling can be most effectively solved with talking therapy.

If you’re suffering from gambling addiction in Surrey, visit Addiction Care. We can help you face the reality of your addiction and, through therapy, identify the emotional triggers behind your need to gamble.

For more about our treatment in Surrey, click here.