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Understanding Gambling Addiction

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Understanding Gambling Addiction

30 July, 2020Articles, News

Is there a cure for gambling addiction?

At Crossroads Recovery Centres, we subscribe to the disease model of addiction and base our treatment process on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and therefore we do not believe that there is a cure for addiction per se. What we do claim is that similar to other forms of addiction, an addiction to gambling can be arrested and managed – as is the case with any other chronic condition. The analogy of diabetes is sometimes a helpful tool. Diabetes is incurable but its effects can be mitigated, and it can be managed if the diabetic takes certain medication. Likewise, gambling addiction can be arrested and the addict can refrain from indulging in compulsive gambling if they take certain steps towards nurturing a healthy and more stable mind and spiritual condition.

What causes an addiction to gambling?

As in the case of other addictions, there are many different opinions on this subject. Some professionals point to family history and a genetic predisposition to explain why certain people have addictive traits and others do not. Some point to the unique circumstances of the individual and whether they have the required skills to deal with their emotions without abusing drugs. In the case of addicted gamblers, some find themselves unable to stop because they have lost large sums of money and become obsessed with winning it back. Some are drawn to the lifestyle that is associated with gambling and the idea of status and prestige. The desire to experience extreme thrills and highs can also be a contributing factor.

Is there a self-assessment for whether someone is a gambling addict?

If the thought of stopping gambling fills someone with a sense of extreme anxiety and angst, it may be an indicator that their relationship with gambling is not healthy. We have heard it said that gambling addicts can stop gambling, even for weeks at a time, but their ability to “stay stopped” and maintain a healthy mind, body and spiritual condition is the real indicator of whether someone is addicted to gambling or not. At Crossroads Recovery Centres we have experience with dealing with clients who suffer from an addiction to gambling – we know what the signs are, how to expose them and how to guide a person on a path towards recovery. A free consultation with one of our counsellors could be your first step towards living a life free from the clutches of this addiction.

If you or a loved one is in search of help for an addiction in any form, know that help is readily available. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll support you in your journey.

Sources:  Psychguides.com

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  • The encouragement, love and support from the team at Crossroads allowed me to eventually see that I was worth something - that my life could be turned around and that I could accomplish the things that had long been a forgotten dream.
    Oliver VG
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  • On the last day of my stint at Crossroads I could only express gratitude towards all who works there. A wise councillor once commented on my question when one is ready for rehab by explaining that when one is ready for rehab, rehab is ready for you.
    Johan B
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  • I was lost and my soul was broken until I ended up at Crossroads and was introduced to the Twelve Steps. With the help of their excellent staff and amazing support I have recently been clean for 18 months, I could not have done it without them!
    Carla S
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  • "Just for today I am more than three years in recovery. I have Cross Roads to thank for this wonderful gift. Cross Roads helped me to set a firm foundation in my recovery on which I can continue to build."
    Angelique J
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Crossroads Recovery Centre is One of Best Rehabilitation Centres in Pretoria

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Crossroads Recovery Centre is One of Best Rehabilitation Centres in Pretoria

18 June, 2020Articles, News

At Crossroads Recovery Centre in Pretoria, we employ a team of qualified addictions counsellors who are familiar with the 12 steps and how they apply to everyday life. It has always been our goal to become one of the best rehabilitation centres in Pretoria. We measure this level of success in a number of different ways, including how quickly our clients are able to be integrated into our tailor-made programme. It is also important to us that our clients participate fully in our programme, and to a large extent, our success rests on how our clients respond to treatment at our facility. We like to think of our clients as part of the Crossroads Recovery family – we have built long-lasting relationships with many of them who return to the facility after treatment to engage with our therapeutic community and do service in a number of different ways.

As one of the best rehabilitation centres in Pretoria, Crossroads Recovery Centre maintains its grounds in pristine condition, ensuring that the environment that is provided for clients is safe, secure and conducive to wellbeing at all times. The centre is built to provide clients with an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, into a space that is welcoming, inviting and calming. The centre is situated on a beautiful two hectare property in the east of Pretoria in Rietvalleirand. The property itself is surrounded by beautiful greenery and is nestled in a garden-like setting that is designed for tranquillity, privacy and seclusion.

Our programme is world-class and includes a number of different approaches to treatment including group therapy, individual counselling, goal-setting sessions and various workshops. We also encourage our clients to unwind and relax during their time at the facility. To this end, we have designated entertainment areas including an outdoor gas braai, a large swimming pool and poolside gazebo and an exercise area with equipment. Through the years, we pride ourselves as having learnt from experience and having been able to adapt to what works best as an approach to treatment for addiction in all its various forms.

If you or a loved one is in search of help for addiction in any form, know that help is readily available at one of the most well-equipped rehabilitation centres in Pretoria. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll support you in your journey.

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  • The encouragement, love and support from the team at Crossroads allowed me to eventually see that I was worth something - that my life could be turned around and that I could accomplish the things that had long been a forgotten dream.
    Oliver VG
    Read more
  • On the last day of my stint at Crossroads I could only express gratitude towards all who works there. A wise councillor once commented on my question when one is ready for rehab by explaining that when one is ready for rehab, rehab is ready for you.
    Johan B
    Read more
  • I was lost and my soul was broken until I ended up at Crossroads and was introduced to the Twelve Steps. With the help of their excellent staff and amazing support I have recently been clean for 18 months, I could not have done it without them!
    Carla S
    Read more
  • "Just for today I am more than three years in recovery. I have Cross Roads to thank for this wonderful gift. Cross Roads helped me to set a firm foundation in my recovery on which I can continue to build."
    Angelique J
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Are There Any Rehab Centres in Pretoria?

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Are There Any Rehab Centres in Pretoria?

28 May, 2020Articles, News

Drug abuse in Pretoria has increased to alarming levels over the last decade, and unfortunately, there is a definite shortage of services in the city to help addicts to find recovery. The police and other governmental authorities are inundated with drug-related cases and drug-trafficking rings. One of the biggest drug problems that Pretoria is being faced with right now, is the dramatic surge in the use of a drug known as “nyaope.” Nyaope is a cocktail of various ingredients; the primary active ingredient being low-grade heroin, which is cut with various other substances such as methamphetamine to bulk up the weight and price of the product. Media reports trace its origin to the Soshanguve and Mamelodi townships in Pretoria, in the early 2000’s . Other commonly used drugs in Pretoria include heroin and crack cocaine (or what is also known as the rock drug).

Crossroads Recovery Centres is based in Pretoria and Johannesburg. These rehab facilities are run by teams of trained professionals which include doctors, nurses, consulting mental health professionals and counsellors. Crossroads Recovery Centres are not just treatment centres for drugs and alcohol. Their teams are ready and equipped to deal with a range of other addictions include gambling addiction, sex addiction and food addiction. The methods for treating these various addictions is fundamentally the same although the content of each program may differ slightly to ensure that addicts are informed about their disease and equipped with the tools that will benefit them in their unique set of circumstances.

The Pretoria Recovery Centre is situated on a two-hectare property in Rietvalleirand. The rehab’s residence is surrounded by lush gardens and designed to provide a tranquil place of refuge for addicts who are entering recovery. This particular rehab centre can accommodate up to 24 patients at a time in a therapeutic community. The rehab facility includes individual counselling rooms, a large group therapy room, recreational areas and rooms that are well-equipped for comfortable living. The facility includes an indoor braai area and courtyard, a swimming pool, a poolside gazebo, an exercise area with equipment and a table tennis and games area. Patients who are admitted at Crossroads, are admitted to a rehab that is truly dedicated to the wellbeing and happiness of all of its patients.

If you or a loved one is in search of help for addiction, know that help is readily available. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll support you in your journey.

Free Addiction Assessment

Book a FREE Confidential Assessment at your nearest Treatment Centre Today.

Johannesburg Admissions: +27 74 895 1043
Pretoria Admissions: +27 72 631 9095 +27 82 653 3311
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Stories of Recovery

  • The encouragement, love and support from the team at Crossroads allowed me to eventually see that I was worth something - that my life could be turned around and that I could accomplish the things that had long been a forgotten dream.
    Oliver VG
    Read more
  • On the last day of my stint at Crossroads I could only express gratitude towards all who works there. A wise councillor once commented on my question when one is ready for rehab by explaining that when one is ready for rehab, rehab is ready for you.
    Johan B
    Read more
  • I was lost and my soul was broken until I ended up at Crossroads and was introduced to the Twelve Steps. With the help of their excellent staff and amazing support I have recently been clean for 18 months, I could not have done it without them!
    Carla S
    Read more
  • "Just for today I am more than three years in recovery. I have Cross Roads to thank for this wonderful gift. Cross Roads helped me to set a firm foundation in my recovery on which I can continue to build."
    Angelique J
    Read more
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