Gambling Addiction Help in San Diego
A gambling addiction doesn’t just destroy one life. Without professional help, it has the potential to ruin the lives of so many others, especially those closest to you.
Unfortunately, compulsive gambling is often considered less critical than other addictions. In part, this is because in places like San Diego and states like California, the gateway of casual gambling (like lotteries, sports betting, horse racing, and card games) is seen as a socially acceptable activity. But over time, as the addiction becomes severe, the burden placed on the addict, their family, and their friends becomes crushing.
The financial cost of gambling sends entire families into a downward spiral which can take generations to recover from. The emotional cost of gambling fractures relationships and isolates both addict and those they love, harming both in the process. The mental cost of gambling, without intervention, can scar for life.
The most recent study on gambling prevalence in California indicates that approximately 1 million Californians are problem gamblers, with a further 2.5 million still at risk of their habit turning into a problem.1
For those at risk, a timely intervention is crucial. For those that already have a gambling addiction, it’s only with comprehensive care that we can help change lives and minimize the damage. But if you or someone you love is struggling, you don’t have to do it alone.
Matthew Bruhin & Associates are one of the premier mental health clinics for gambling addiction treatment in California. Here, we aim for a holistic approach to problem gambling. We tackle both the source of the addiction and its negative effects, aiming to create a safe environment where you have the tools and support network to turn your life around. Everyone is different, but in general this approach to gambling therapy involves:
- Discovering the root cause of your addiction
- Resolving unaddressed trauma
- Rebuilding fractured relationships with family and friends
- Teaching you ways to cope and manage compulsions in the long term
The brave first step to freedom is right here in the caring hands of Matthew Bruhin & Associates. If you or a loved one needs gambling addiction help in San Diego, there’s no better time than now. Call us 24 hours a day at (619) 683-3774 for a free and confidential consultation.