Great question! Yes, many people begin an addiction after a serious loss or traumatic experience. Gambling helps them feel better or feel no pain. The problem is that this desire to escape from the painful emotions shifts into an avoidance of our realities. Gambling eventually prevents us from addressing our problems head on and we just begin avoiding the people, places and memories that cause the pain.
Gambling treatment can help someone struggling with gambling learn how to address problems head on. Peace and Power Counseling offers compassionate counseling, new healthy coping skills and a safe environment to learn and grow as an individual. We can help you become the person you want to be, we will help you get your life back.