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Gambling Rehab

Accepting the need for gambling rehab

While we can all enjoy a flutter from time to time, 'problem gamblers' can make gambling a compulsion that is difficult to control, and which ends up taking over their life, relationships and job. If you've noticed that you often gamble more than you can afford to lose, gamble away important money needed for things like mortgage payments or utility bills, or that you have borrowed or stolen money to fund gambling, it may be time to consider whether you have a gambling addiction that requires rehab.

We can offer gambling rehab services at Step 1 Recovery, so that you can live a life free from the compulsion of gambling. We treat every addiction with the utmost compassion, and offer treatments that involve holistic based therapies in the sunny climate of Spain, which is known to promote positivity, health and well-being. We can work with you to help yourself or a family member successfully rehabilitate and start a life free from the struggles of Gambling addiction.

Do I need help for gambling rehab?

Before you contact us it is worth you carrying out the following self-assessment to see if your gambling behaviours could be considered an addiction that requires rehab at our retreat in Spain. Ask yourself the below questions, giving 'yes' or 'no' answers to each one in turn.

  1. 1. Have you borrowed or stolen money from a loved one that you then use for gambling?
  2. 2. Are you secretive about your gambling?
  3. 3. Have you ever chased losses and tried to win back money that you've already lost?
  4. 4. Has your gambling affected your relationships with your family and friends?
  5. 5. Have your loved ones hinted that you may have a gambling addiction?
  6. 6. Has gambling ever caused you additional health worries such as anxiety, panic attacks, or mental health conditions like depression?

If you have answered 'yes' to three or more of these questions, you could require gambling rehab for an addiction. We can help at our rehab centre in Spain at Step 1 Recovery, and encourage you to give us a call.

Why choose gambling rehab with Step 1 Recovery?

At the beginning of your treatment, we will discuss your gambling action in detail to try and find out the severity of your addiction. Symptoms that you may be suffering from will also be discussed, for example, anxiety or depression, to see if you similarly need treatment for these conditions as part of your gambling rehab treatment with us. You will have 24-hour access to a therapist throughout your stay with us, this will be the best person to speak to if you have any questions about your bespoke treatment plan. We will also invite friends and loved ones to visit you in our centre so you feel completely supported in your journey.

We treat gambling addictions in a very similar way to other addictions (such as those that involve the use of drugs). Treatments include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and family and group speech therapy, in which you can talk openly about your relationship with gambling. We will undertake the following treatments with you to help you start to relax and feel more in control of your gambling:

Cognitive behavioural therapy: This form of therapy is very effective in rehabilitation of the brain, as it looks to re-wire the mind with the aim of changing your view of gambling and your attitude towards it to thus encouraging a more healthy approach to it as entertainment, rather than a way to make money. Support will be provided during any difficulties that you may be experiencing which can cause anxiety or other mental side effects. This is a very useful behavioural technique that can be used even after you leave our centre as it can help you effectively deal with any cravings you may face in your everyday life.

Family/group therapy: This is a great way of opening up to loved ones or others staying at the centre about your addiction to gambling, covering your triggers and feelings. This is also something you can continue as part of your aftercare treatment by signing up to a programme such as Gamblers Anonymous.

In-client treatment is offered at our centres in Spain and the UK, this is so so we can focus on your gambling rehab fully by having you stay in our luxurious and comfortable accommodation. The duration of your stay is your choice, we will advise the length of stay we think you need after carrying out an initial consultation. Each individual is different, although we do tend to advise that the longer you stay the more time we can have focusing on the mental triggers of your gambling addiction to help reduce any chances of a relapse and give you a different perspective when thinking about gambling.

Our retreat

During your stay at either our retreat in Moraira or at one of our UK centres, we will ensure that all your needs are fully understood by all members of staff in order to guarantee the best level of treatment during your stay. Our team of staff will make you feel as comfortable and as healthy as possible throughout your rehab programme, meaning you can focus solely on getting better without worrying about anything else. Detox programmes and psychotherapy will also be discussed with you to help alter your attitudes towards Gambling and end your addictive behaviours.

The team at our centres are there to make your rehab treatment as comfortable and empowering as possible. Our team have an abundance of experience in the planning and execution of successful detoxes that gives all individuals the help and support needed to remove themselves from their gambling addiction. During your bespoke treatment programme, you will receive effective guidance with the main focus on the treatment being towards holistically based practices aimed at healing your mind, body and soul to help you to curb your gambling cravings. Mindfulness activities such as yoga and meditation are something we encourage during your treatment as they help relax and strengthen the mind which can help in the re-adjustment of your mindset. While staying at our facility in Spain you will have access to a number of luxury facilities including a pool, gym and health and beauty services to help keep you occupied while you recover in Moraira's warm sunshine.

All members of our team have been selected due to their experience, passion and commitment to addiction recovery and will help show you the way towards a life without addiction. For more information on how we can help solve your gambling addiction, please get in touch with our friendly team.

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