When one’s life is being negatively impacted by gambling, including causing harm to family relations, financial status, work performance, or mental and physical health, it may be a symptom of problem
If any of your family members is suspected to have excessive gambling behavior or becoming pathological gamblers, you should communicate with them calmly and seek appropriate assistance.
Those in need can seek help from below centers which provide problem gambling counselling and treatment services:
Handle emerging financial issues
Assist to the problem gamblers to rebuild their interest and nurture positive lifestyle and avoid to focus on online gambling. This would enable them to mitigate their desire to gamble and build sense of achievement
Some problem gamblers may experience anxiety and depression at the same time. Medication may be able to deal with emotional problems and alleviate gambling addiction behavior
In addition to the provision of individual counselling services, counsellors will also invite help-seekers to participating in different types of group activities subject to individual case circumstances, so that the owners can receive support from different discipline in order to achieve better counselling and treatment results.
Even if one stay away gambling for the time being, the precautions are still indispensable.
According to the past record, the chances of relapse are 70% - 80% within one or two years after stop gambling.
So, stay alert and remember family supports are always critical.
Family support is essential for problem gamblers to stay away from addictive behavior over the course of addictive behavior treatment. The interaction between family members is critical to yield positive outcome. Below are some key points to note when communicate with family members in need.
Sometimes it is particularly difficult to communicate with family members. In fact, everyone longs to be loved. If this expectation severs, it will put people in the most vulnerable situation, hence feeling anger seemingly, but also anxiety and disconsolation. (Who else would care about me if my family doesn’t even love me? I’m definitely a person not worthy of being loved).
Let them feel the love from family. It is the strongest and most effective mental prescription in difficult situations.
To assist players to effectively manage their gambling behavior, the Club offers Voluntary Account Betting Self-exclusion Service for those in need.
If you would like to know more about the service or download the application form, please go to this page