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Helping a Loved One with a Gambling Disorder


Understanding Gambling Addiction

A gambling addiction does not only affect the addicted individual - it affects the whole family. If you have a loved one who is struggling with a gambling addiction, you are not alone. 

You may be feeling hurt by your loved one, and struggling to understand why they won’t stop gambling. You may feel as though you have exhausted all of your options, you’ve spent so much money trying to get them out of debt, and nothing is working.

If this describes your situation, there is hope for you and your loved one. Gambling is often perceived to be a condition of moral weakness or willful misconduct, but it is neither of these things.

Gamblers are not premeditating a way to go into debt and hurt the people they love; they gamble because they are addicted to the act of gambling, and feel like they can’t function properly with it. Gambling addiction is a serious illness, and needs to be treated with a sense of urgency.

This isn’t a battle you have to fight on your own. Our team of gambling counselors and therapists understand, more than most do, gambling addiction and the detriment it can have on relationships. 

How Algmus Can Help

Get Help for a Loved One

Algmus is one of the only gambling-specific treatment centers in the U.S., and has been treating people with all forms of gambling addiction for 30 years. 

Our program is highly individualized to best suit each person, and our staff-to-patient ratio is nearly one-to-one. We focus not only on treating the gambling addiction, but the underlying cause of the addiction.

With a diverse staff consisting of certified gambling counselors, clinical psychiatrists, therapists, and recovering disordered gamblers, you can feel confident that your loved one will be receiving the best treatment for their needs.



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