How to Stop Gambling Problems Forever From Best Melbourne Clinic
Gambling for some people, is seen as a huge problem, for some it is an addiction. If you have ever asked yourself how I can stop, you are not the only one. Many people are having the same struggles. You can find poker machines on almost every corner, casinos in most major cities, bookmakers are all over the place for gambling on horses, dogs, sports and almost anything as well as lottery games and raffles, so at some point it is inevitable that gambling will present itself in your pathway.
There is a hope, and not everything is lost. We can help you and show you how to stop gambling problems forever. The first thing you will need to do is to change the way you are thinking and this will assist you in getting rid of your gambling problem. One would think that it is common knowledge that we behave and therefore we feel the way we think. If we are determined and persistent in what we want to accomplish there is a great chance that we will accomplish that goal. But is it easy to change your thinking about gambling? As we said before if you are determined you can solve the problem. First thing you will need, is to find the motivation. This is the first step to abstain from problematic behaviour. It can seem very difficult and you will need some strategies to deal with certain urges, to solve your problems in a reasonable way. And last but not the least, you will need to learn to recognise and distinguish your immediate desires from your long-term goals.
If you want you can write goal statements, these can be really helpful. Decide why you want to stop gambling. Do not use gambling as a way to escape your emotional problems, find a way to deal with those emotional issues, without needing to escape. Problems with your family, your work or your health will need to be resolved in another way. If you find yourself with an urge to return to gambling, read your statements so you can remember why you stopped gambling in the first place. Distract yourself and choose to do something different.
Identify what is triggering you to gamble is very important. Think whether you gambled in times when you were stressed or when you were celebrating something. Did you gamble when you needed money or you were just bored? Once you realise the main reason you can find a way to cope easily with these situations.
Always remember that your family and friends are the ones who you can possibly turn to in difficult times. IF not them, then someone, there is always help available, even Gamblers Help Lines. The people at these call help lines are professionally trained to help and if needed they can, call on further support. It may be difficult to admit a problem like this, however when you find the courage and talk to your friends, relatives or your therapist you can find it really helpful because you are likely to need support throughout your recovery journey at some stage.
If you have gambling problems you may have damage to your financial situation. You may need to assess your finances and seek financial support as well. One of the most important things here is to address the underlying issues so as you can stop spending your money on gambling.
Remember, help is available you just need to first realise that you have an issue and need help.
If you are looking for a private therapy centre, with therapists who are able to help with all types of addictions and dependencies, then call CaS Therapy in Williamstown, Melbourne on 9397 0010 to book an appointment or to discuss your needs.