CATEGORY: Gambling Addiction 10 articles

Gambling Addictions in Philadelphia: Gambling addiction in Philadelphia has become a growing trend ever since Act 71 was passed in Pennsylvania in 2004, legalizing slot casinos in the state. With the increasing ease of gambling in Philadelphia, the lines between Social Gambling and Compulsive Gambling are becoming blurred. If you have questions about what type of gambler you are, you might benefit from taking our Gambling Quiz. A gambling addiction left untreated is serious, and can resort in an individual stealing from family members, and abandoning their social lives. Gambling leaves individuals feeling out of control. Left untreated, people with a gambling addiction are at risk for developing marital and work problems, experiencing financial instability, severe debt, loss of house and bankruptcy. Gamblers can experience periods of wins and losses, yet unlike other individuals, who play to lose, gamblers play to win. Falsely believing that if they continue to play the will win. Thus, they may keep attempting to gamble even if they have lost a significant amount of money. To learn more about The Four Phases of Gambling. Like other addictions, gambling concerns everyone- especially if the gambler is betting with money set aside for payments on houses, childcare, college, etc. Gambling is a serious addiction that deserves serious attention; treatment for gambling addiction is available in Center City, Philadelphia, at the Center for Growth, Inc. If you live too far away to come in to see us, or you simply prefer recovering quietly in your own home, you may benefit from some reading our Recovery Tips.

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Family Roles: In the Addictive System

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Center for Growth / Addiction Therapy in Philadelphia: Family Roles

In an addictive family system, it is common for the disease to become the central focus within the system. Often all of…


Identifying Your Boundaries

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Boundaries are “guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify for him- or herself that are reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave around him…


Automatic Negative Thoughts and Core Beliefs

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Automatic negative thoughts and core beliefs are the two main roots of anxiety and depression.  People who suffer from anxiety and depression, usually have a maladaptive thought process that is…


Finding Motivation To Change

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Therapy in Philadelphia: Finding motivation to change: Do you have a bad habit that you want to change? Do you find that no matter what you try, you keep falling back…


Gambling addiction recovery tips Philly

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Gambling addiction recovery tips philly

* Acknowledge to yourself that you have a problem.* Tell someone that you have a problem. Ideally this would be a friend or family member. If…


Gambling Addicts frequently also suffer from

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Gambling addicts frequently also suffer from . . . People who suffer from a gambling addiction may also have, or have experienced,

Anxiety Disorders: Gambling can cause a person to develop…


Internet Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Internet Addiction is just that. It is an addiction to the Internet

Signs of an Internet addiction: 

* More time with online friends than with real friends* Online friends know sides of…


Are you a gambling addict

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Gambling Addict Quiz - Are You A Gambling Addict? 

* Have you spent more time gambling than planned?* Do you sometimes gamble by yourself as opposed to only doing so…


Social Gambling VS Gambling Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Social Gambling VS Gambling Addiction

Gambling becomes an addiction as opposed to a social behavior when it feels out of control. Addicted gamblers experience a loss of control. Typically, gambling addictions…


The Four Phases of Gambling

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

The four phases of gambling

The Winning Phase: (four phases of gambling) Gamblers experience many wins. During this phase, they feel a rush.  Typically, they are excited and have unreasonable optimism that…