Self-Rehabilitation from Gambling

Philippines
August 13, 2012 7:49am CST
Friends. I have a friend who has been addicted to gambling 8 years ago. He was so much in debt and because we cared about him, the whole gang chipped up to pay for his miserable debts. He said he was sorry. He has been working now for more than 5 years and he got stuck in the same situation, but this time he gambled on casinos. When i asked him, "hey i thought youve learned your lesson well, then what's this?" He was sorry again. He said, he would go on self-rehabilitation. Like duh??!!! Does self-rehabilitation ever work? I honestly think that this friend of ours need psychological help but he insists on fighting it on his own. Gambling can really be addicting. Who says that psychological assistance is limited to drugs and alcohol abuse? I dont trust him one bit on this "self-rehabilitation" thing.
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5 responses
@Porcospino (16605)
• Denmark
22 Aug 12
Some people are able to quit gambling without help, but many people need help. I think that it depends on many things that like type of addiction that they have developed. If it a relatively mild addiction you can look for some of the self-help guides about gambling addictions that you can find online and you can try to beat the addiction on your own. Few people are able to beat a very serious gambling addcition on their own, it is not completely impossible, but it is very difficult. In your friend's situation I would say: "Okay, you want to do ii on your own, then try to do it on your own, but if you don't succeed you need professional help"
@imAbigael (475)
• Philippines
13 Aug 12
He need assistant and moral supports from his love ones, as I can see its not easy for him to quit from gambling and it was years and more years so I think its very serious. Self rehabilitation is fine as long he is not living in the city which his near on casino, like he must travel far away to search for his self again and try new things that would be work.
@bm1b4by (83)
13 Aug 12
I don't think it's easy enough to 'self-rehabilitate'. There is a reason he's an addicted and that's cause he CAN'T stop, I just don't believe someone will be able to do that on there own.
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
13 Aug 12
Self-rehabilitation of gambling? Why not? - Say "no" on gambling. - Do not visit places of gambling, no matter how small. - Not even friends with a gambler. - Diligent worship, prayer. - Busy with activities that are productive and useful. I have a friend, who we called "the king of gambling". Now he is active in the field of religion.
• Philippines
13 Aug 12
I do not think self-rehabilitation would work. Try to work as a collaborative team.