Disclaimer: This article is aimed at people who are considering that they may have an issue with gambling.
The holiday season can be a particularly challenging time for you if you are struggling with a gambling problem. There may be additional stress and pressure to participate in festive activities, and it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement and festive spirit. However, it's important to remember that gambling is a problem if it is causing financial, emotional, or relationship difficulties. If you are struggling with a gambling problem during the holiday season, here are some steps you can take to manage it:
Recognise the problem: The first step in managing a gambling problem is acknowledging that there is a problem. It's essential to recognise that gambling is becoming a problem if it is causing financial, emotional, or relationship difficulties.
Set limits: Setting limits can be an effective way to manage a gambling problem during the holiday season. This could include setting a budget for gambling activities, setting a time limit for how long you will gamble, or avoiding certain triggers that lead to excessive gambling. It can also be helpful to set limits on the amount of time you spend on online gambling platforms. If you feel as though your gambling is out of control, then we recommend that you use Gambling Blocking Software and self-exclusion tools such as GAMSTOP in the UK.
Seek support: It can be helpful to reach out to friends and family for support in managing a gambling problem. Many resources are available, such as recovery support groups, therapists, and addiction counsellors who can provide support and guidance.
Consider using a recovery app: There are several recovery apps available that can help you manage your gambling problem. One such app is RecoverMe, which provides tools and resources to help you track your gambling habits, set limits, and access support.
Managing a gambling problem during the holiday season takes time and effort, but it is possible with the right tools and support. If you are struggling with a gambling problem, don't hesitate to seek help. Download the RecoverMe app for additional support and resources.
Merry Christmas to the RecoverMe Community!
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