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Gambling Addiction Counseling

Gambling addiction is a compulsion to gamble, often to the point of obsession or obsession with achieving financial rewards. It can include compulsive betting, frequent visits to gambling establishments, and risky gambling behaviors. At Honu House Hawaii, those struggling with gambling addiction can find the help they need to gain control over their lives. Through individual and group counseling sessions, clients learn how to understand the underlying causes of their addictive behaviors and develop strategies for managing them more healthily. With support from experienced professionals, individuals receiving care at Honu House Hawaii make positive lifestyle changes that help them achieve long-term sobriety. Additionally, this treatment center provides a safe and supportive space for people to explore their feelings without judgment to overcome gambling addiction for a healthy and fulfilling life.


What is gambling addiction?

Gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling or gambling disorder, is a type of impulse control disorder characterized by persistent and recurrent gambling behavior despite negative consequences. It may involve an inability to stop gambling, lying or hiding gambling activities, and gambling with increasing amounts of money to achieve the same level of excitement.

What causes gambling addiction?

The causes of gambling addiction are complex and can involve a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors. Some potential risk factors may include a family history of addiction, early exposure to gambling, certain personality traits, and underlying mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety.

Can online gambling be addictive?

Yes, online gambling can be addictive. In fact, it may have a higher potential for addiction due to its accessibility, ease of use, and ability to be accessed from anywhere at any time. Online gambling can lead to financial and psychological problems and may exacerbate pre-existing gambling addictions.


What are signs of gambling addiction?

Signs of gambling addiction may include preoccupation with gambling, increased frequency and duration of gambling activities, chasing losses, lying or hiding gambling behavior, gambling with borrowed money, neglecting responsibilities and relationships, and experiencing negative consequences such as financial problems, depression, or anxiety.

How do I stop my addiction to gambling?

Stopping an addiction to gambling can be difficult, but it is possible. Seeking professional help, such as therapy, counseling, or support groups, can be a good place to start. Other strategies may include setting financial and time limits on gambling, avoiding triggers, and finding alternative activities to replace gambling.

Can gambling addiction be treated?

Yes, gambling addiction can be treated. Treatment options may include therapy, counseling, and support groups, as well as medications in some cases. The most effective treatment plan will depend on the individual and their specific needs, but seeking professional help is a good first step.


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