ADDICTION EDUCATION AND CEU’S
Nationally Certified Gambling Addiction Coach (NCGAC)
As a Nationally Certified Gambling Addiction Coach you will address both problem gambling and compulsive gambling with your clients. Similar to a drug or alcohol addiction, the gambling or gaming becomes a need and a compulsion to not only entertain but remove specific feelings of stress, anger, discord, etc. As a Gambling Addiction Coach we address these feelings, needs and compulsions and provide new coping skills and ways of structuring their lives that are productive and meaningful.
“Problem gambling” is any gambling behavior that disrupts your client’s life. If you find your client obsessing over the next bet, the next scratch off or the next win, they need some assistance. If they preoccupied with gambling, spending more and more time and money on it, chasing losses, or gambling despite serious consequences, they have a gambling problem. Gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling, is a type of impulse-control disorder. Compulsive gamblers are not able to control the impulse to gamble, and it becomes a source of stress relieve and release, similar to drug addiction or alcohol.
Different types of gambling or gaming will be discussed: from casinos, to online, lotto, dice and street gambling, horseraces and dog track, sports betting and more will be covered. It is important to understand what styles and types of gambling and gaming there are and we cover the terminology of all styles and types of gambling and how to curtail the behaviors and how to handle the compulsions despite the consequences of the problem behaviors.
Call us at 1.800.706.0318 or register for the class AT WWW.THEADDICTIONSACADEMY.COM