Tips for family gamers: cope with online casinos and slot machines together
Gambling – one of the oldest and most severe addictions. And, even though, unlike drugs or alcohol, it will not be a direct threat to health and life, slots and online casino can completely destroy the identity of the player, social contacts, to deprive of property, work and family.
In the U.S., the problem confronts society Gamblers Anonymous, and in England there are organizations that offer help not only the therapist, but the financial advisor to schedule payments to gambling debts and negotiate with creditors for a postponement. In Russia, support institutions gamers are recent, and in the foreground often help out the family, who need to know exactly how to deal with gambling family member.
Do not close your eyes to the problem. Slot machines several times a week, the daily visit online casino sites and poker rooms – it is much more serious than a harmless hobby and ritual to relieve stress. Try to gently and kindly start a conversation on this topic, share their fears and anxiety, encourage joint activities and hobbies.
Is neutral. Western psychologists advise in any case not to pay gambling debts even the loved one, do not lend him money and does not take on the responsibility for the problem. In this case, if the player admitted to their addiction and determined to fight it, all the better to get its finances under tight control.
Find an outlet for adventure. Often predisposed to gambling becomes banal shortage of emotions and vivid impressions, boredom and satiety everyday life, the desire for new experiences. All this is bad “treated” in active sports and extreme hobbies – from snowboard to paraplaninga and canyoning, from multi-day mountain hikes and martial arts to hitchhiking.
Do not give in to provocations. The classic trick of players – “unwinding” of violent conflict, after which he feels the moral right to slam the door and to sit around the slot machines. So close people should have patience and perseverance to talk on such a complex subject as gambling.
Stay close. Do not leave the player really has decided to deal with their addiction, one on one with the online casinos and bookmakers. Both in the literal sense – yielding to the temptation to temporarily leave home, and to deprive him of the constant, daily encouragement. You do not need to curse and blame someone close, to remind him of the lost amounts and financial problems, much more constructive and useful to be generous with praise and sincere joy to every little victory.