What Is Gambling Addiction?

Gambling addiction is an urge to gamble even if the person has a desire to stop or knows that their actions can have dangerous negative consequences. Borrowing money to gamble, gambling when stressed or gambling in secrecy is often associated with gambling addictions. A gambling addiction can strain personal relationships, interfere with work and eventually lead to financial disasters. If you are suffering from gambling addiction and want to quit, talk to our psychologists who will provide you with the necessary treatment to eliminate gambling from your life. 

Our Expertise


Our psychologists at Spectrum Health can provide you with the support you need to help you in your struggle to stop gambling. Our team has years of experience that can help you manage your gambling cravings, help you avoid gambling sites and improve your overall quality of life. 

All of our Psychologists are fully qualified and hold a current membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

How We Can Help

There are various psychotherapy treatments that can be applied to treat gambling problems. Cognitive behavioural therapy, behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and family therapy are the most common. Our psychologists will speak to you personally to develop a tailored treatment plan. 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy offers treatments to gamblers looking to quit. The treatment would cover numerous topics in each session with the focus on helping to identify and manage the triggers that cause impulsive and uncontrollable behaviour, replacing negative thoughts and thinking and coping with urges of gambling. Our psychologists will deliver effective treatment with continuous support to individuals.

Not Sure We Can Help

Then book in for a 30 min informal chat with one of our clinicians in person or by phone.

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