GAMBLING
ADDICTION

GAMBLING

Gambling, for many, is a recreational activity. Playing the lottery, a few rounds on a slot machine, betting on a horse, and a short stint in a casino is fun. If you win, great. If not, so be it.

But, for some people, gambling is a compulsion. The gambler is unable to walk away from that potential win and will invest everything they have, even money they don’t have. They lose everything, their livelihoods and families.

SO HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?

It’s a loss of control and an unwillingness to accept they have a gambling addiction. Essentially, they’re in denial, which results in the person taking greater financial risks.
As the gambler moves through an addictive cycle, they’ll experience increased anxiety culminating in severe stress, which is only relieved by the euphoria of a win.

Much like drug addiction, gambling addiction escalates over time, resulting in the gambler borrowing and even stealing money to feed their compulsion.

 

Similar to drug addiction, the gambler can become increasingly agitated and preoccupied. Many struggle with anxiety and depression, which can lead to suicide.

Families often have to intervene. Get your loved ones help, particularly if they’re unable to do so themselves. 

At Ixande, we treat gambling addiction. Our treatment programme breaks the cycle of addiction, and the relapse prevention strategies we advise assist with and guide the recovery process. Debt counselling is also often required as part of the process.

GAMBLING
ADDICTION

GAMBLING

Gambling, for many, is a recreational activity. Playing the lottery, a few rounds on a slot machine, betting on a horse, and a short stint in a casino is fun. If you win, great. If not, so be it.

But, for some people, gambling is a compulsion. The gambler is unable to walk away from that potential win and will invest everything they have, even money they don’t have. They lose everything, their livelihoods and families.

SO HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?

It’s a loss of control and an unwillingness to accept they have a gambling addiction. Essentially, they’re in denial, which results in the person taking greater financial risks.
As the gambler moves through an addictive cycle, they’ll experience increased anxiety culminating in severe stress, which is only relieved by the euphoria of a win.

Much like drug addiction, gambling addiction escalates over time, resulting in the gambler borrowing and even stealing money to feed their compulsion.

Similar to drug addiction, the gambler can become increasingly agitated and preoccupied. Many struggle with anxiety and depression, which can lead to suicide.

Families often have to intervene. Get your loved ones help, particularly if they’re unable to do so themselves. 

At Ixande, we treat gambling addiction. Our treatment programme breaks the cycle of addiction, and the relapse prevention strategies we advise assist with and guide the recovery process. Debt counselling is also often required as part of the process.

DO YOU NEED HELP?

Addiction doesn’t need to dominate your life. Ixande Clinic’s rehabilitation center is ready to help you in your recovery process.

DO YOU NEED HELP?

Addiction doesn’t need to dominate your life. Ixande Clinic’s rehabilitation center is ready to help you in your recovery process.