Gambling is a form of addiction that leads to psychotic personality disorder. In medical language, this pathological condition is called ludomania. Addiction is formed against the background of the uncontrolled need for gambling when a person can no longer control their actions in this regard. Treatment of gambling has its own characteristics and relies more on psychotherapeutic methods.
An important point in the recovery of health is to remove from the player’s mind the attitudes that have formed during the illness. The leading role in this is given to the work of the psychologist and psychotherapist. During training, individual conversations, hypnotic sessions, gradually, there will be a transformation of game addiction into healthy directions of consciousness.
To protect the player from negative thoughts as much as possible, it is necessary to occupy his free time. These can be walks in the open air, physical education, and sports, creativity, etc. With the help of the psychologist, it is possible to determine the patient’s preferences, identify his or her potential and encourage a healthy alternative to gambling.
Treatment of gambling in a rehabilitation center
The neglected cases of gambling, when there have already been serious changes in the psyche and consciousness of the person should be treated in hospital conditions.
Various trainings, psychological attacks and individual conversations will be organized during the rehabilitation. Patients of the center will be trained to analyze their behavior, see possible negative consequences of their actions and find the right way out of difficult life situations. Only when the player’s sense of responsibility for his actions will return to him and he will accept the principles of morality and ethics, will he get rid of his addiction.
Treatment of addiction to gambling process is not a day. Therefore, the sooner the patient turns to specialists, the sooner he will return to a healthy and happy life. We also turn to the relatives of such people. Often gamblers do not understand their addiction and assure them that they will be able to quit gambling at any time. But, this is a false statement. Help them get on the right track and start treatment of the disease. But, even if the player has managed to quit negative passion for games, for a long time will need to prevent failure.