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Gambling Addiction
and Treatment

There’s no doubt that gambling addiction is just as powerful and as harmful as addiction to drugs of abuse like cocaine or heroin. Gambling can rob your life, eliminate your savings, drive your family members away, and may even lead to suicidal thoughts.

Gambling Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one are suffering from gambling addiction, you can call Sober Freedom any time, night or day at (323) 270-0657. Our staff members are available to you so you can learn more about recovering from gambling addiction, your options and how we can help you get to treatment. Don’t wait for the problem to get worse, call our hotline today at (323) 270-0657.

There are a wide variety of treatment options for people that suffer from gambling addiction. Treatment does work but the person suffering from gambling addiction needs to stay committed to their treatment program and learn new coping skills to live a life without gambling.

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Taking the First Step

The first step towards recovering from gambling addiction is to recognize you have a problem and then take action and ask for help. Sober Freedom maintains a 24 hour hotline for people suffering from gambling addiction. Call Sober Freedom today at (323) 270-0657 to learn more about treatment options. Compulsive gambling can be treated in a local, outpatient facility. Sober Freedom can help you find the best possible treatment so that you can get your life back on track..

Compulsive Gambling

Many people think that a compulsive gambler is someone that must gamble every day and is someone that gambles everything they have or more. This is not always the case. Many compulsive gamblers engage in gambling when they feel depressed, experience anxiety or when they experience feelings of inadequacy. As such, compulsive gambling is not something that happens every day.

Family and Friends of Addicts

If you have a spouse, child, family member or friend that is a compulsive gambler you can call us 24/7 to learn more about how Sober Freedom can help. One of the hardest parts about living with family or friends with a gambling problem is that the person addicted may not perceive the need for treatment. Users may need the loving support and encouragement of family and friends to get them in to a qualified treatment program. Sober Freedom offers a family intervention program if you find it difficult to get your loved one in to treatment on your own.

Common Signs

Some common signs that you may have a gambling problem are: gambling with money that isn’t yours, sneaking around family and significant others to gamble, gambling even though you know you will lose, gambling with money set aside for other things, the inability to stop gambling once you’ve started and experiencing problems with work, family or finances due to gambling.


What Are My Payment Options?

No one suffering from gambling addiction should have to worry about how treatment will be paid for. Treatment is covered by most insurance providers. Paying for a rehab treatment program typically comes from insurance. If you have insurance, you’ll be surprised to learn that funding for treatment is readily available and usually encouraged. Our staff will contact the insurance provider to determine eligibility. We will work hard to find a way to get you the help you deserve.

No Insurance? No Problem.

Even if you don’t have insurance you still have options. Sober Freedom maintains a financing option for those without insurance. Sober Freedom will work with you to help you find a way to get treatment paid for. For those suffering from compulsive gambling, paying for treatment is the last thing they should worry about. We will help you get into treatment. Call us at (323) 270-0657 and start living the life you deserve. We’re here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

Getting Help

Step One

The first step toward recovery from compulsive gambling is to admit that you have a problem and that your life is becoming unmanageable. If you can do this, you’re pretty close to making the next big step: asking for help.

Step Two

Once you’ve admitted you have a problem, the next step is to ask a professional, family member, or friend for help. It may be difficult, but your life is at stake and it’s absolutely critical that you get into a treatment program.

Step Three

In treatment, you’ll learn to identify the things that trigger the desire to gamble. You’ll come to understand that gambling is not the main problem, it’s a symptom of underlying problems that you’ll learn to manage.

Step Four

Once you’ve completed your treatment program, you’ll join a long-term support group. It is also beneficial to find a sponsor or counselor that will help you maintain your recovery and stay focused on your goals.