There’s a fine line between recreational gambling and problem gambling that can be easily crossed. If you think you might struggle with problem gambling, you’ve come to the right place. Look for these signs and decide if your recreational activity is turning into a problem:
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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already come to the realization that you have an addiction. Accepting the fact that you have a problem is an impressive and vital first step, but do you know what comes next?
Life’s everyday stresses can cause each of us a fair amount of anxiety. But those who have anxiety disorders experience stress to the extreme. Anxiety disorders can be all-consuming as they interfere with people’s ability to function in school, at work, and even in their relationships.
Like any other addiction, gambling is an all-consuming disease. If this is something you’re struggling with, take a look at these 7 ways to stop gambling and take your life back.
Depression is an incredibly difficult disease to navigate. It can leave you feeling isolated and alone even when you’re surrounded by the people you love the most. Unfortunately, many people (loved ones included) without a history of depression are unable to empathize with the disease; their only comparison is the feeling of sadness. While [...]
Group therapy is a powerful tool that provides benefits and resources that you don’t always get in a one on one session. It can be especially constructive if you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, or co-occurring disorders.
All too often, a gambling problem will go unnoticed. Unlike other addictions, the gambling symptoms are invisible and not often physically harmful. However, if left untreated, this addiction can escalate into more than just financial difficulties. In the long run, a gambling problem can lead to legal issues, problems in the workplace, relationship loss, and even suicide.
CBT is effective in treating mental illnesses including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, and addiction. The reason it’s so successful is multi-faceted. For starters, it is a very goal-centered approach. In therapy, we begin by addressing which behaviors you are engaging in and setting goals to counter those behaviors in order to change your life. From there we can fill in the missing blanks. These blanks include the negative thought patterns that led to your behaviors, what those behaviors do for you, and how they are impacting your life.
Nowadays, it seems like we're all coping with anxiety. Dealing with this stress can be difficult. Here are 3 mindfulness exercises that help.
There’s a fine line between recreational drug use and addiction. A common misconception is that addictions of any sort are mostly about the frequency you use the substance or the amount of it that’s consumed. While this is a major part of addiction, what’s more telling is the reasoning behind the usage, along with the aftermath of it.