Effective and Affordable Gambling Addiction Treatment for Saudis at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Do you have a hard time limiting your gambling? Do you place risky bets – even when you’re deep in debt?
Unfortunately, you’re in good company. Despite the strict laws against gambling throughout the Kingdom, Saudis are no strangers to betting with local bookies on horse races or football matches, among other things. And all too frequently, what starts as a simple bet for fun with friends, turns into an uncontrollable need to continue betting.
How do you know if you have a problem? Read on.
What Characterises Gambling Addiction?
Gambling addiction is a type of process or behavioural addiction, where sufferers find themselves compulsively gambling despite negative consequences in their lives.
As with all process addictions, the problem lays in the reward centre of the brain. Someone who is a compulsive gambler is drawn to the high they feel when they place a bet – which has similar effects on the brain as substance use.
If you’re a gambling addict, your brain is flooded with dopamine and endorphins (chemicals that cause you to feel happy and satiated) every time you place a bet. Eventually, your brain changes the way it uses these chemicals.
After repeated floods of dopamine and endorphins from gambling, your brain no longer feels happy or satisfied with regular activities. Thus, in order to feel normal – much the same way that a heroin addict needs heroin to feel normal – a gambling addict must place a bet.
Despite negative consequences on your life, as a gambling addict you will keep chasing the high that you feel by gambling.
What’s your gambling addiction costing you?
The Consequences of Gambling Addiction
The most common consequence of gambling addiction is, of course, loss of money and assets. But the consequences of the law are not to be taken lightly.
Severe punishments are given for those who gamble in the Kingdom. Unfortunately, those with a severe gambling addiction will stop at nothing to continue gambling – borrowing money from loan sharks, refinancing their house, selling stocks and other assets – whatever they can do to get money for the next bet, regardless of the risk they’re taking.
Gambling addiction can also put major strain on relationships. Someone in the throes of gambling addiction will likely be lying about where they’ve been and where their money has gone, in an effort to keep their gambling addiction hidden from friends and loved ones. Lack of money, lies and stress can rip apart relationships very quickly.
In many cases, gambling addicts will show decreased productivity at work or school as well – often calling in sick or simply not attending when on a gambling binge. The stress that comes with gambling addiction can also lead to irritable moods, anxiety attacks and more.
Fortunately, though, there is help – and hope – available.
What are the Benefits of Residential Rehab for Gambling Addiction?
The main benefits of inpatient treatment for gambling addiction are:
- Distance from the people or places that could trigger you to gamble.
- Total focus on your recovery with no distractions.
- A comprehensive, proven treatment programme with round-the-clock care.
- Privacy and anonymity during and after treatment.
If you’re struggling with gambling addiction, residential rehab can give you a safe haven to recover. Far from race tracks, with limited internet usage, it’s next to impossible to feed a gambling addiction from inside a residential addiction treatment centre.
Living on site also allows you to fully focus on your recovery. Unlike outpatient facilities where work and family obligations must still be met, inpatient treatment allows you a period of time where the only thing you need to focus on is getting better. This is incredibly important – especially if you tend to turn to gambling in times of stress.
Daily schedules filled with one-on-one counselling, group therapy sessions and other types of therapies including fitness and mindfulness therapy are designed to help keep you busy with activities that will increase your chances of successful recovery.
Residential rehab is a great way to build a solid foundation on which long-term recovery can blossom.
Why Choose The Cabin Chiang Mai as Your Gambling Treatment Centre?
At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we understand how important it is to keep your time with us anonymous and confidential – especially if you’re coming from Saudi Arabia, where gambling addiction is frowned upon.
Aside from offering world-class, private treatment in a luxurious facility at a fraction of the cost of similar or lesser quality rehab centres in Western countries, The Cabin Chiang Mai uses a modern approach to addiction treatment for which we are highly commended among the global medical community.
Modern, innovative and holistic, our treatment programme boasts an above-average completion rate of 96%. Our unique Recovery Zones method combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with The 12 Steps and mindfulness therapy to create a comprehensive and incredibly effective treatment curriculum.
Our Western-trained counsellors have decades of combined experience, including ample experience treating process addictions, such as gambling addiction.
Get the Help You Need Today.
It’s a fact: the earlier your addiction is treated, the more likely you are to be successful. If you’re suffering from a gambling addiction, or you are unsure if your gambling habits are healthy, contact us today for a free assessment. There’s no quicker way to start getting your life back on track.