Williamsville Wellness is raising awareness of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, helping people identify if they have a problem with gambling and if so, how to get treatment.
Hanover, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/01/2015 -- All but two states have some form of legalized gambling, and 15% of Americans are known to gamble twice a week. This sadly means that between 2 and 3% of the population meet the criteria for problem gambling, where their gambling affects major areas of their life, creating social, financial, emotional and psychological issues. March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and Williamsville Wellness is helping to promote this important awareness campaign.
Williamsville Wellness offers a uniquely holistic approach to dealing with problem gambling, combining approaches to ensure that rehabilitation is always patient led. They have released alarming statistics suggesting that more than two million people at any one time are suffering from a gambling problem, figures far too great for any one service to deal with.
They have also created a suite of video materials offering insights into problem gambling and hallmark symptoms that can help people identify it before it gets too out of hand, as well as giving insight into gambling addiction treatment, and what people can do to recommend someone seek treatment.
A spokesperson for Williamsville Wellness explained, "We have all the tools, approaches and staff to help people rehabilitate, but people must first know they have a problem to take advantage of our services. Gambling is especially dangerous because it affects the same neurochemical networks in the brain as drugs do, releasing endorphins, adrenaline and dopamine, and building addiction in much the same way. But because this effect is indirect and psychological, people often fail to see the link until it's too late. That's why we are promoting March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month, to help people get a handle on what exactly problem gambling is. If people can identify problem gambling in its earlier stages, it is far easier to treat and manage effectively."
About Williamsville Wellness
Williamsville Wellness offers a tranquil space to reflect, using honest self-examination, on the damage created by problem gambling. Their holistic approach to treatment and life, encourages and supports change. Treatment for gambling addiction is not one size fits all, this is why Williamsville focuses on the individual needs of our patients. Their patients have a minimum of 20 one to one sessions per week, enabling them to quickly recognize the impact that gambling addiction and start the process of rebuilding.
For more information please visit: http://nongambler.com/