Sunday, June 12, 2011

... gambling addiction, counseling, and rehab in the philippines ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist)


broadcast journalist of GMA News, mr. cesar apolinario, asked me for sound bites on the topic of gambling addiction.

gambling addiction, like all addictions, is characterized by:

(1) a preoccupation over the addictive substance (in this case, an addictive behavior),

(2) a progressive escalation of the addictive behavior (meaning, the compulsive behavior worsens over time),

(3) persistence despite the negative consequences, and

(4) an inability to control one's self from engaging in the addictive behavior.

the "high"of gambling comes from the suspense of what the cards or dice will reveal, and the thrill of chasing losses.

many lives have been destroyed by gambling addiction. clearly, the compulsive gambler needs to undergo a rehabilitation program.

14 comments:

  1. Hi doc randy, would you be able to recommend a good rehabilitation center for gamblers? Thank you!

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  2. YES, I AM ALSO INTERESTED TO KNOW A GOOD REHAB ENTER FOR COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS, IF ANY IN CEBU CITY? IS THE PHILIPPINE FOUNDATION FOR COMPULSIVE GAMBLING INC. STILL AROUND?

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  3. Hi Doc pls recommend a clinic I can go to for gambling


    addiction treatment Thanks

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  4. please recommend a good rehab center for gamblers like me. I really want to quit!

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  5. hi peeps! you can check out HALFWAY HOUSE ON BLISS..they specialize in GAMBLING ADDICTION..u can reach them at 09204441265.search them on FB..they can be of help..

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  6. Hi guys just want to share that i have met the recovering guys from HALFWAY HOUSE ON BLISS they are such a great relief for me. i been sober now for 1 year just surrendering for the group purpose and program. Gamblers Anonymous is also a big help, its like a maintenance for my sobriety by doing meetings. If you need help for the meetings and Halfway House look for Reagan 09155875888 he is the chair person in gamblers anonymous Philippines. God Bless all of you..

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  7. there is one that specializes on gambling addiction, www.halfwayhouseonbliss.esy.es

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  8. Is there a free counseling and support for gambling problem? I lost all my savings and now in serious debts. I really need help but I don't have means now to pay unfortunately, an existing support group perhaps? I spent my very last peso gambling. Thanks

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  9. Are these still on? Badly need help for a live one. Thanks.

    PHILIPPINES
    *MONDAY*

    Makati City G.A.- Make It Happen Group
    7:30-8:30 PM
    Makati Medical Center
    3rd Floor, Neurosciences Center Boardroom
    No.2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village
    Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Open Meeting

    *FRIDAY*

    Makati G.A.- Machiato Group
    7:30 PM
    Bo's Coffee Shop
    1st Floor Glorietta 5 Ayala Center
    Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Open Meeting

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  10. My dad is a gambling addict and I want him to stop because it's affecting the family. Any help that I can tell him to stop and go to a rehab/counselling center?

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  11. You may contact John through http://pinoygamblingsobercompanion.blogspot.com/ for counseling.

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  12. Please advise if both groups in Makati are still pushing through. I went last Monday and Friday but there was no meeting. Thanks!!!

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  13. Hi, my wife is a gambling addict. She is deeply indebted to many people. She even attempted to pawn our car & our house & lot. It so happened that the car is in my name & the orig title of our property is in my possesion. She needs badly help our relationship within our family & immediate relatives are severely affected. Our children are all grown up. I need help to help her overcome her addiction to gambling.

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  14. Hi, my wife is a gambling addict. She is deeply indebted to many people. She even attempted to pawn our car & our house & lot. It so happened that the car is in my name & the orig title of our property is in my possesion. She needs badly help our relationship within our family & immediate relatives are severely affected. Our children are all grown up. I need help to help her overcome her addiction to gambling.

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