Gambling addiction, also known as problem gambling or compulsive gambling, is a chronic disease. It can seriously affect work and family relationships, and lead to financial disaster. If untreated, an addiction to gambling will worsen. Most sufferers cannot stop without receiving gambling addiction help. Are your gambling problems becoming severe? Are you wondering how to stop gambling? Or are you concerned about a family member? Below we provide further information about stopping gambling with our highly successful addiction treatment. Keep reading for more information about gambling addiction, how to find out if you are addicted to gambling, and the possible causes and symptoms.
Our effective treatment to stop gambling
Everyone deserves a meaningful life. Triora offers a proven and highly effective private treatment programme to help you stop gambling. The Triora Model, our unique, holistic approach, includes a successful combination of medical and psychological treatments, in group sessions or through personal coaching.
From the moment you register with us you are never alone. Our professional, dedicated team are here to help you to take back control, in a pleasant environment where you do not need to feel embarrassed or ashamed. We strongly believe in working together - loved ones can also be involved in the process through our relationship and family counselling.
Our residential treatment takes place in the peaceful surroundings of our modern, private clinics in Alicante and Malaga, Spain. Outpatient treatment is also available via secure videoconferencing. Treatment can be provided in English or Spanish. We look forward to helping you start a new and fulfilling life without gambling.
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Wouter has an addiction to gambling, alcohol and drugs. Since becoming abstinent 7 years ago, he has been working for Triora in the Netherlands as experience counsellor.
Do I have a gambling problem?
Take our gambling self-test to find out if you need gambling addiction help, treatment, or support.
What are the signs of gambling addiction?
Symptoms of gambling addiction include:
- Hiding your gambling
- Increasing the amount of time spent gambling to reach the desired effect
- Often being busy planning your next gambling experience
- Continuing to gamble even after losing large sums of money
- Continuing to gamble even when this interferes with your family, social or working life
- Experiencing psychological discomfort when reducing or stopping gambling
- Being unable to stop gambling in spite of having tried repeatedly to stop.
What are the symptoms of stopping with gambling?
Stopping with a serious gambling addiction can lead to serious physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms such as:
- Feelings of guilt
- Shakiness and sweating
What are the causes of gambling addiction?
In positive situations, our bodies produce substances called endorphins, which produce a feeling of wellbeing. This is what also happens with gambling. Some people continue gambling for longer periods and more often, to feel better about themselves or to escape from the stresses of life. Over the longer term, this can become addictive behaviour.
The body gets used to the fact that large quantities of endorphins are generated. This can go so far that stopping leads to serious physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms – comparable to an addiction to drugs. Other existing addictions such as alcohol or drugs can also lead to a gambling addiction.