— problem gambling is linked to suicide
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About gambling addiction
A killer compulsion
Many people find that pastimes such as online gaming, slot machines, blackjack, horseracing or a visit to the casino are forms of enjoyment. However, when entertainment turns into addiction, it is difficult to admit the problem. Gambling addiction is a psychological disorder that can dominate an individual’s life to the extreme detriment of mental and physical well-being as well as occupational, material and family values. It can cause severe harm to physical and mental health and may lead to financial ruin and/or death. A joint study by Yale University and the CT Council on Problem Gambling found that one in five gamblers who had called a helpline had previously attempted suicide.
Treatment for pathological gambling
Pathological gambling can develop from a combination of psychological, genetic, physical and social causes. Factors that can contribute to the underlying causes of addiction to gambling include mood disorders, biochemical and neurochemical imbalances, stressful life events and childhood abuse. Addressing these issues can be a complex and difficult process. Our team of experts can provide an appropriate diagnosis of all disorders associated with gambling addiction. Luxurious conditions, full discretion and a vast array of facilities will help drive your mind away from thinking about gambling and encourage you to play for a better life.