How is gambling affecting your life?

The words compulsive gambling, gambling disorder, problem gambling or gambling addiction are also used to describe when people experience negative impacts from gambling.

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How is gambling affecting your health, your emotions, your-well-being?

Research has shown that people who have gambling problems often also experience anxiety, depression, stress and even physical problems. This includes experiencing negative feelings, thoughts and problems coping with daily life.

Anxiety, Depression and Gambling

Some people find themselves gambling to cope with painful or distressing feelings. Gambling seems to provide relief or ‘escape.’

However, as more and more time or money is devoted to gambling they may find that the negative consequences of gambling only increase anxiety and depression.

This can create a vicious cycle of gambling to try to relieve pain and stress, the consequences of gambling leading to more pain and stress, and then gambling more to try to escape or solve the increased pain and stress.

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Some individuals who recognize their gambling may be getting out of control try to quit or cut down on their own, but find that this is more difficult than they thought. This can lead to further anxiety, stress, and hopelessness. They may feel guilty, ashamed and out of control.

Some signs of difficulties include:

Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

Feeling irritable or angry

Feeling overwhelmed

Becoming isolated from friends and family

Health problems

Financial problems

Relationship problems

Changes in appetite

Heart racing and sweatiness

Feeling worried or having difficulty concentrating

Feeling guilty

Feeling tired and worthless

Having negative or hopeless thoughts

Losing interest in your normal activities

Feeling ‘flat’ or numb

  Having thoughts of suicide

Although everyone can feel low or stressed occasionally, if these symptoms interfere with your daily life, or last longer than two weeks, you may have anxiety or depression.

If you are experiencing any of these difficulties, we can help. You don’t have to struggle alone.

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Counseling can help you with strategies to relieve stressful feelings or thoughts.

Kindbridge has online counselors specialized to help people who experience problems as a result of their gaming and who may also experience anxiety and depression.  We believe in treating the whole person.

We work with you to help you reach your goals and develop sustainable long term solutions.

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We can help you regain control of your life and to feel positive again.