George Patriki, Director of the Gold Coast Addiction and Treatment Centre, explains what’s involved in recovering from a gambling addiction on this edition of Wellbeing.
The last thing a person needs is shame and guilt. Shame and guilt is often a major precursor, or, if you like, driving force in the background that pushes people into escape-type behaviour such as gambling and chemicals. So naturally if they’re getting condemnation . . . that’s gonna drive further into the addiction.
– George Patriki