For some more than others, gambling has the potential to become very addictive and destructive to many aspects of life including relationships and finances. With so much advertising around gambling surrounding our everyday lives, it is an unfortunate consequence that so many have become helplessly addicted. Whilst past attempts to stop or cut down on gambling activities have ended in failure, this does not mean the problem cannot be treated.
Excessive gambling often causes a multitude of emotional symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. Losing everything to gambling is devastating and leaves many people feeling completely hopeless. These psychological symptoms can lead to physical symptoms such as sleep deprivation, pale skin, weight gain or weight loss, acne and dark circles under the eyes.
Seeking help is the first step forward to getting your life back. Even visiting this website shows that you’re already halfway there and proves that you have the courage and desire to combat this.
While rehabilitation may to some appear like a scary place, it really isn’t. There is no shame in it. We have met so many people with different levels of addiction, and every one of them has been treatable. We’re here to support your recovery and get your life back on track.
“I did not know how much my life would change by coming to Broadway Lodge. I had spent years in the cycle of a gambling addiction not knowing how to get off the rollercoaster ride. It was the hardest but best thing I have ever done. Went in a broken person but came out as someone who wanted to live life.”
Gambling is just as addictive as any other “drug” and achieving recovery is just as difficult as most other “drugs”. Gambling ruins lives and we specialise in therapy to treat this illness while looking at its relation to other addictive behaviours. Broadway Lodge is the most experienced rehabilitation centre in the UK employing the 12 Step philosophy as a framework to support people into recovery from their addiction. Whether it’s gambling, alcohol, drugs or other addictive behaviours including sex, gaming and codependency, each of these are an addiction – and, each of them can be treated.
The 12 Step philosophy underpins the treatment programme at Broadway Lodge, but that’s just one element. Our comprehensive integrated schedule means that clients will be involved in so much more than solely working through the 12 Steps. For instance, there’s regular one to one counselling, daily group therapy sessions, complementary therapies and psycho-educational lectures and workshops, not to mention the 24/7 medical and peer support. Our counsellors work with clients both individually and in a group setting to explore their addictive behaviours and underlying issues, and enable clients to develop tools and healthy coping mechanisms in a safe and supportive environment.
As well as treatment primarily for addiction, we can support individuals who have dual diagnosis where another condition co-exists alongside addiction, such as an eating disorder, anxiety, depression and borderline personality disorder (BPD).