Managing a gambling problem can be a long-term battle and the road to recovery goes far beyond any initial counselling sessions. It is important to know how to help yourself and manage the urge to gamble, and you can find information about many of the aspects of treatment.
Professional counselling is a valuable resource for anyone who suspects they may have an addiction to gambling. Read more about how counselling could help you or a loved one.
If you’re unable to attend face-to-face counselling for any reason, you can still access psychological help. Discover more about specialist online counselling for problem gambling.
There are trained mental health professionals throughout the UK who can provide dedicated support and counselling services if you are struggling with a gambling problem. Find out more here.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a commonly-used treatment method for depression, anxiety and compulsive disorders, but can also be useful for those suffering from an addiction to gambling.
If you’re the friend, partner or family member of a problem gambler, you can use this section to find out more about how to support them through the recovery process.
Gamble.net also has details of helplines, chatrooms and organisations such as GamCare or Gamblers Anonymous if you feel you need any services to help with a a problem.
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