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Gambling addiction can be a hidden illness. Compassionate Interventions can help determine when gambling addiction intervention is needed. Learn more today.
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"Gambling addiction is the most common impulse control disorder in the world. It"s considered a "hidden illness" because it"s harder to spot than other addictions tied to drugs and alcoholthere are no obvious physical signs or signals. When someone has a gambling addiction, they can"t control the overwhelming urge to gamble and they will often go to great lengths to get the thrill they crave.Gambling addiction interventions are similar to other kinds of interventions. Friends, family, and co-workers hire a professional interventionist to help them confront the compulsive gambler in an attempt to get them to agree to treatment. The intervention is conducted in a controlled environment with a process and agenda focusing on stories, thoughts, and ultimatums. It"s best to hire a professional because interventions are emotionally exhausting and if the addict responds aggressively, they"re trained to deescalate the situation. gambling addiction intervention will rely on the addict"s family, friends, and coworkers to make the gambler aware of the damage they"re doing to their relationships. All individuals participating during the intervention must be calm and clear about how they"ve personally been affected and hurt by the addict"s behaviors. This usually involves writing a letter to the addict the day before and practicing reading it out loud. Each participant should make their own list of specific incidents followed by an ultimatum. This ultimatum can be anything from a conditional return to work or reduced contact with family and friends."

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