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Gambling Addiction Treatment

Gambling Addiction Treatment

For many Gambling addicts, it’s almost impossible for them to ask for help because they’re worried about the stigma, the shame and the whole mess being revealed to their families. But this just prolongs the danger and increases the chances of something even more serious occurring. It is not uncommon at all for gambling addicts to commit suicide before they find the courage to ask for help. But it’s always better to ask for help now, rather than pray for no more consequences, as these prayers are rarely answered.

Despite the negative consequences, you’ll continue to gamble whether you’re up or down, broke, or flush, winning or losing, happy or crushed, etc and you’ll keep gambling regardless of the consequences — even when you know that the odds are against you, or you can’t afford to keep losing. If you have a mind that keeps chatting to you about engaging in this activity – gambling, and you find yourself spending more and more time and money on it, chasing losses, or taking risks, despite potentially giving yourself significant consequences in your life, you most likely have a gambling addiction.

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What Is Gambling Addiction?

For many people, gambling is harmless fun, but it can become a problem. This type of compulsive behaviour is often called “problem gambling.” A gambling addiction is a progressive addiction that can have many negative psychological, physical, and social repercussions. It is classed as an impulse-control disorder. It is included in the American Psychiatric Association (APA’s) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fifth edition (DSM-5). Problem gambling is harmful to psychological and physical health. People who live with this addiction may experience depression, migraine, distress, intestinal disorders, and other anxiety-related problems.

As with other addictions, the consequences of gambling can lead to feelings of despondency and helplessness. In some cases, this can lead to attempts at suicide. The rate of problem gambling has risen globally over the last few years. In the United States in 2012, around 5.77 million people had a gambling disorder that needed treatment. Because of its harmful consequences, gambling addiction has become a significant public health concern in many countries.

What Are The Signs Of A Gambling Addiction?

Gambling addiction can be referred to as a “hidden illness”. Because there are no obvious physical signs or symptoms like there are in alcoholism or drug addiction, gambling addiction can be hidden easily from family, friends, colleagues, and the greater outside world.

  • Obsession – Unable to Stop Gambling
  • Hiding or Lying about Gambling
  • Gambling Despite Consequences
  • Experiencing Withdrawal Symptoms When Not Gambling
  • Dysfunction in Their Daily Lives
  • You Get Defensive About Gambling
  • Stealing or Unlawful Behavior
  • They Express Guilt or Remorse After Gambling

Problematic gamblers quickly learn how to cover up for themselves, or hide the consequences, usually financial, and will deny or minimize their problem, even if only to save face.

Gambling addiction is considered an impulse-control disorder. Once you’ve crossed an invisible point, your gambling becomes obsessive and compulsive – obsessive because it’s a preoccupation in your mind that’s so loud and strong that it stops you from thinking about any else until you give in and engage in some form of gambling just to shut the voices up; – and then compulsive, because once you’ve begun betting or playing, you will be unable to control yourself any more from stopping and you’ll keep going until you’ve exhausted all your resources.

Does Someone I Know Have A Gambling Addiction?

People with gambling disorder often hide their behaviour, but there are warning signs that gambling has become a problem for someone you know. These may include:

  • Missing money or household valuables
  • Borrowing money regularly
  • Having multiple loans
  • Unpaid bills
  • Lack of food and household essentials
  • Withdrawing from family or work
  • Changes in personality or mood
  • Conflict with others
    Feelings of helplessness, depression, or feeling suicidal
  • Unexplained absences from important events or commitments.
  • Performance at work is affected, taking more sick days

Holina Residential Treatment​

We have a wonderful resort here on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan, with a private beach, multiple swimming pools, sauna, gym, massage hut, etc and many salas and other hangouts.
We cater to all dietary requirements and we have an open policy towards people from all religions, atheists, cultures, classes, gender / gender identities, sexuality, age and body shapes. 

Safe & Luxurious Resort

Gorgeous Rooms

Seaview Sunset Location

On Site Treatment

2 Seaside Pools

Fully Equipped Gym

Ice Bath & Sauna

Holina Cafe

Residential Daily Timeline

At Holina we have a wide range of treatments and activities that are proven steps in bringing you back to yourself. Each day is different at Holina but we do follow a regular daily schedule when possible from Monday to Friday as outlined below. Please note this is a rough guide to what your normal day would consist of at Holina Rehab when you participate in our Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Holina.

On weekends we break from the normal schedule and explore some of the best locations Koh Phangan has to offer.

Morning Meditation

At Holina we do this in 30 minute sessions so our guests can get used to the experience first hand.


Yoga increases physical health & Workshops help you to understand body awareness.


Start your day with a healthy breakfast with a full selection and choice of healthy and nutritious options available.

Morning Treatment

This section of your day changes day to day as we go through the 12 Step model of treatment.

food addiction treatment

We are able to cater for absolutely all dietary requirements, including Vegan, Vegetarian, lactose free, gluten free, pescatarian, keto, or specific allergies, including nuts, etc.

Afternoon Treatment

This section of your day changes day to day as we go through the 12 Step model of treatment.


Each evening we have a buffet style dinner with daily changes to our dishes with western and asian food available.

Evening Activities

We have a host of evening activities including movie nights , dance & music theraph & sound healing to name a few.

How Our Gambling Addiction Treatment Works

Holina Rehab treats addictions, often accompanied by trauma, anxiety and depression. We don’t have a fixed start date. The program begins as soon as you arrive. 
We use the proven western 12 Step model of treatment, mixed with NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and various other talking therapy strategies, combined with our holistic healing therapies and mixed with mindfulness practices, which originate from Thai Buddhism and other Eastern Spiritual practices.
We have Counsellors, Coaches, Mentors, Therapists, Psychotherapists, Trainers and even a Monk on our diverse and experienced team.