Rehab for GamblingWhat You Need to Know About Addiction & Recovery
What is gambling addiction?
When do you need rehab for gambling
- The need to borrow money for gambling from friends and family
- Inability to hold down jobs or maintain healthy relationships with loved ones
- Lying about gambling to your loved ones
- Chasing the ‘rush’ of winning even when you’re losing
- Using gambling as a way to escape from unpleasant feelings
- Feeling of restlessness when trying to cut down on gambling
- Trying to stop gambling but being unable to quit
- Needing to gamble more over time
- Spending large amounts of time at the casino or online using gambling websites
mental health and gambling addiction
- Drug addiction
- Alcohol addiction
- Sex addiction
- Anxiety disorder
Gambling rehabilitation: outpatient vs inpatient treatment
Outpatient gambling rehab
Inpatient gambling rehab
How gambling rehab works
What happens in gambling rehab centres
How long is rehab for gambling?
How much does gambling rehab cost?
- Intensive outpatient programmes (IOPs): $3,000 – $7,000 per week
- Standard inpatient rehab: $10,000 – $30,000 for 30 days (private and shared option)
- Luxury inpatient rehab: $40,000 – $100,000 for 30 days
- Inpatient gambling rehab in Thailand: $8,000 – $16,000 for 30 days
Gambling rehabilitation in Thailand
Moreover, the destination itself has much to recommend it. Thailand’s rehab centres can be found all around the country, from the warm and tropical beachside regions, to the more temperate setting of hilly Chiang Mai province in the north. The country itself is visually striking, while visitors often have a particular appreciation for its flavourful fresh fruit, and its mouthwatering cuisine.
Benefits of Thailand gambling rehab
- Treatment for other co-existing substance abuse and mental health conditions, such as alcohol addiction, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Professional and well-educated therapists who are committed to helping you create positive change for life, and are often recovering addicts themselves
- Individual and group counselling that utilises a range of modern therapeutic modalities, such as CBT, DBT, MBCT, SMART Recovery, mindfulness meditation, and the 12-step model
- Inpatient facilities offer excellent value, along with high-quality accommodation in a seaside or mountain setting in Thailand
How to help a gambling addict
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