Compulsive Gambling Treatment in San Diego
San Diego gambling addiction is a huge problem locally, and in California especially, where there are numerous Indian Casinos. According to the 2006 California Problem Gambling Prevalence Study, approximately 1,018,462 California adults experience significant problems related to gambling. In addition, 2.2 to 2.7 million California adults are at risk for developing gambling-related problems and juveniles are more likely than adults to develop a gambling addiction. The California Research Bureau’s May 2006 Report, “Gambling in the Golden State,” estimated that problem and pathological gambling in California costs society nearly $1 billion annually (costs associated with crime, unpaid debts and bankruptcy, mental illness, substance abuse, unemployment, and public assistance).
Our San Diego gambling therapy focuses on key components of the disorder. Gambling addiction can often be as severe as any other form of addiction, but often has the largest suicide rate. The amount of familial devastation from gambling addiction is unmeasurable. We work to restore family relationships as well as council and help the client pull away from an entangled web of compulsive behaviors by providing gambling disorder treatment.
With certifications and clinical training in gambling addiction, Dr. Bruhin has worked with the ADP and UCLA’s gambling program to learn and deliver prevention and treatment for gambling addicts. Dr. Bruhin continues to outreach and assess for gambling addiction, realizing that this population remains underserved in California. If you or someone you know suffers from a gambling addiction in San Diego, please give our offices a call for treatment and gambling problem services.