How many times have you tried to stop gambling, only to go back to it when the cravings get too much? If you’ve ever experienced this, then you’ll know that will power alone is rarely enough to stop gambling.
The good news however, is that is it possible to reduce your motivation to gamble in the first place. “How?” you might ask.
That’s a tricky question to answer. But basically, that’s what many gambling counsellors are trained to do – reduce your motivation to gamble. It’s an interesting process to go through, and works in the vast majority of cases.
So if you’ve been gambling for years, and tried to stop numerous times, or have just recently found yourself gambling to harmful levels, it might be a good idea to reach out for help. It is probably the most important to step you can take, to fast track your path to recovery.
A gambling counsellor can be found by calling Gambling Help on 1800 858 858. Free individual sessions are available to anybody who might be concerned their gambling has gotten out of hand. Getting help for problem gambling takes guts – You’re Stronger Than You Think.
The Gambling Help website has a range of free resources and self-help tools available to download or order, as well as new community support forums where you can share your experiences and hear from others who are in similar situations. Visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au/forum to join the conversation.