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Sep 27, 2019

Does Insurance Cover Gambling Addiction Treatment

When you or a loved one are ready to get help for gambling addiction, the main concern may be how you are going to pay for treatment. Addiction services can be very expensive. Many insurance plans cover treatment for a gambling problem as part of mental health services.

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Aug 29, 2019

Post-Treatment Support For Gamblers

Many problem gamblers find that quitting gambling is only the first step toward recovery. The more difficult challenge is committing to stay away from gambling after treatment. The easy access and widespread availability of lotteries, casinos, internet gambling, bookies, and sports betting make avoiding gambling even harder.

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Aug 26, 2019

How is Gambling Addiction Different from Substance Abuse?

Although there are many similarities between gambling addiction and substance addiction, there are a few significant differences. It is important to recognize these differences, especially regarding diagnosis and treatment.

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Jul 31, 2019

What Role Do Alumni Groups Play in Addiction Recovery?

Addiction is a chronic condition which requires multiple levels of treatment to promote recovery and prevent relapse. When an individual graduates from an addiction program, the aftercare phase begins. A part of aftercare is alumni programs. 

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Apr 12, 2019

The Difference Between a Gambling Problem and Gambling for Fun

When does gambling go from being entertaining fun & games to a destructive obsession?

The short answer is when a person keeps gambling even after it stops being fun. Too much of just about anything can become a problem. Gambling is no different. It may seem counterintuitive, but pathological gamblers can get that “high” feeling even when they lose. They begin chasing losses just as one might expect a gambler to chase wins.

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Nov 16, 2018

Succeeding with Gambling Recovery

Though gambling withdrawal can be a challenging process it is important to remember that it’s an unavoidable part of recovery and the rewards outweigh the experience. If you are mentally prepared for withdrawal you can flourish during your recovery.

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Oct 3, 2018

Celebrating 25 Years of Successful Gambling Treatment

2018 is a special year for Algamus — it’s our 25th anniversary. As we reflect on this milestone we look back at how far we have come, the relationships that have been restored, lives that have been transformed and friendships that we have created along the way.  

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Jul 11, 2018

When Gambling Treatment Doesn’t Work

Our clients arrive at Algamus in various stages of resistance or acceptance to our residential treatment process. Some are accepting the severity of their gambling disorder and this can make them extremely motivated to continue the program. 

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Jul 6, 2018

Is Crypto Trading Addictive?

Trading cryptocurrencies has become a way for many people to make money. Much like day trading, buying in the dips and selling at the peaks can result in some good returns. The volatile market and changing regulations make this form of currency trading very lucrative for some people but can result in devastating losses for others. The highs and lows of crypto trading can stimulate dopamine release which can contribute to a compulsive behavior disorder – also known as behavioral addiction.

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May 29, 2018

The Impact of Legalizing Sports Betting on Gambling Addiction

Now that the Supreme Court has unlocked the doors to state-sanctioned sports gambling and empowered states to pass legislation legalizing sports betting, the gambling landscape is changing in the USA. Let’s take a look what this means for the proliferation of gambling across the country and the impact this could have for gamblers.

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