Key programme features
24/7 Nursing Care
Dedicated Specialist Doctors and Psychiatrists
Highly Qualified and Experienced Specialist Therapists
100% Confidentiality and Discretion
Tailored Programme inc. Adventure Therapy
Intravenous Vitamin Therapy and Genetic/DNA Analysis
Nutrition and Fitness Modules
Gambling is a psychological disorder that consists of repeated episodes of gambling that can dominate an individual’s life to the extreme detriment of mental and physical health, along with occupational, material and family values.
More than 2 million people in the UK are either problem gamblers or at risk of addiction – indeed gambling, especially online gambling, is one of the fastest growing addictions in the world today (1)
As the gambling addiction progresses, the person’s life becomes focused on the next gambling “fix” and this leads to desperation, depression and feelings of shame, fear and guilt. Unfortunately, many gamblers do not seek help until the problem is severe and they are facing financial ruin.
There are estimated to be around 8 million* people in the U.S. alone who experience problems with gambling, of which about a quarter are severely affected. This equates to around 2.5% of the population. (2)
Do I Have a Problem with Gambling?
Problematic gambling behaviour generally leads to distress and significant impairment. For pathological gambling to be evident in an individual, the DSM-IV indicates that 4 (four) or more of the following is evidenced by an individual over a 12-month period:
Gambling Addiction Treatment At Strong Hope
At Strong Hope, we begin to look at the underlying causes of gambling addiction, which may be related to a genetic predisposition, individual life traumas, or early attachment issues.
We explore talking therapies, which are crucial in understanding why we do the things that we do. These may be individual, or group sessions.
One aspect of our programme that is key to recovery is to learn to experience “joy” and “pleasure” without the euphoria of gambling once more. We really do utilize the natural highs that the island has to offer and as such we begin to de-align pleasure from addictive behaviours.
The daily schedule is tailored for the individual and is determined according to a treatment plan consisting of a variety of core and complementary therapies.
Each client will have an experienced and fully trained addiction therapist, and this therapist will support and coach the individual into making healthy decisions.
One thing is for sure, once the cycle is broken, it will be the individual’s choice once more whether they decide to use addictive behaviours again, or to opt for abstinence and a healthy, rewarding lifestyle free from the obsession of behavioural abuse
“Once we surrender to the view that we are powerless over our addiction, and as a result life is becoming increasingly unmanageable, we can accept the need for help…”
Strong Hope offers a range of gambling programmes from just 14 days up to 42 days depending on client availability and need. For partners, it can be traumatising to discover a loved one’s gambling behaviour; it often leads to anger, hurt and intense feelings of betrayal. Our family programme will offer support, which is sensitive, and a space for partners to safely explore the impacts on themselves of their partners’ gambling behaviour. The family programme is inclusive for all clients staying 28 days or more and is delivered towards the end of the client’s stay.
1 – https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/24/problem-gamblers-uk-gambling-commission-report
2 – http://www.ncpgambling.org/help-treatment/faq/
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We treat all enquiries with the utmost confidentiality. If you would like to speak in strictest confidence to a member of our team, please call or e-mail us at the contact details below.
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