At Port of Call, we completely understand that quitting gambling altogether is a difficult task. As is the case with any addiction, if it was easy to quit – there would be no need for support like we offer.
In recent years, since the introduction of online gambling and betting via mobile phones, gambling addiction has evolved further into the public eye.
As we’re all only too aware, there are numerous different types of addictions that people succumb to despite their best efforts to maintain control.
That’s why Port of Call is on hand to help you find the help and guidance that work best for you and your circumstances.
Addicts have addictive personalities and are therefore more prone to developing an addiction, whether that be with alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling or a combination of vices. Right? Well, perhaps not. What if we’re all addicts in some form or another. What if there is no ‘normal’ and as humans we are simply wired for addiction?
A case study from Port of Call
Pete, 29, from Birmingham is a compulsive gambler. What started as an occasional flutter soon progressed to a full-blown gambling addiction that threatened to tear his young family apart.
We are proud to be able to report a number of Port of Call recovery stories and wish to assure anyone reading that there is always help at hand.
In a series of gambling addict stories, the following Port of Call blog tells Pete’s journey from active addiction to recovery.