Gambling Addiction & Treatment
The growth of the gambling industry has spawned new research aimed at the effects of gambling on the brain. Gambling was historically viewed as an impulse disorder, but the DSM 5 has now categorized problem gambling as an addictive disorder. . Cognitive behavioral therapy, frequently used to treat addictions, has become a treatment of choice for compulsive gamblers.
For help and resources, contact:
Gamblers Anonymous www.gamblersanonymous.org
National Council on Problem Gambling www.ncpgambling.org
SMART Recovery www.smartrecovery.org
University of Maryland Center on Problem Gambling www.mdproblemgambling.com