We were invited to give a presentation to an AA meeting that is held at Sienna Frances House in Omaha last night. The meeting went well and there were around 40 people who learned the risks of switching addictions. They also learned the warning signs of a gambling problem so they can prevent switching addictions to gambling. Please let us know if you would like a no charge presentation for your group. We look forward to hearing from you!
Here is an article cautioning us about types of gifts that can lead to addictive and/or destructive behavior. Please consider not giving lottery tickets, scratch tickets or pull-tabs (pickle cards) to youth this holiday season. These can be the initial experience of gambling that can lead to further gambling and other addictive behaviors. Read on for more information.
This article shows an interesting approach to gambling treatment and harm reduction. It discusses teaching those who struggle with their gambling how to use math to learn about the randomness of the machines. Peace and Power Counseling uses a similar approach when educating clients about the chance involved in different types of gambling. The way we think about gambling can really effect the frequency of our gambling behavior. Peace and Power Counseling uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help those seeking treatment how to change their thoughts so they are less likely to remain powerless to gambling.
New research that proves that the decision making part of the brain is impacted by regular marijuana use. I am seeing more and more individuals coming into gambling treatment who are also using marijuana. This article shows that marijuana can make it more difficult to make good decisions. It is understandable that marijuana use would cause those who are struggling with a gambling problem even more challenge in stopping the gambling behavior. We can help you change your life for the better. Please contact us so we can help you overcome these obstacles.
Gina Fricke is the owner/therapist at Peace and Power Counseling LLC.