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At Castle Craig, the Gambling Addiction programme is based on the Minnesota Model, combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This programme helps gambling addicts to:
Through CBT we help patients with gambling addiction to develop and achieve SMART goals; this enables patients to measure their progress through small but significant steps. SMART goals must be: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound. These can be:
Our trained therapists run Gamblers Anonymous 12 Step groups where compulsive gamblers can share their experiences and support each other.
Known as a 'behavioural addiction', gambling eventually leads to serious financial difficulties, problems at work, dysfunctional family life and sometimes suicide. Whether you buy lottery tickets, bet on sports, play poker online or visit casinos, gambling can become compulsive.
Confidential free 24 hour helpline
From outside the UK :
+44 1721 722 763