Gambling addiction: ways of treatment

Gambling addiction, as a kind of disease, needs treatments aimed at any person: suffering from excessive gambling, its consequences or problems associated with gambling those close to a problem gambler who need appropriate advice and support institutions in contact with problem gamblers or their relatives institutions concerned with gambling addiction The Excessive Gambling organisations offer…

Gambling addiction

Gambling addiction is defined as a disorder consisting of repeated and frequent episodes of gambling that dominate the person’s life to the detriment of social, professional, material, and family values and obligations. Indeed, for the pathological gambler, gambling becomes a permanent preoccupation, occupying a central place in life, disregard of financial risks, and to the…

What is problem gambling?

There are between 75,000 and 120,000 excessive gamblers (dependent gamblers + risk gamblers) in Canada. The estimate varies according to the diagnostic tool. Approximately 30,000 people, or 0.5% of the population, engage in pathological gambling behaviour. These estimates are based on 2019 and 2021 data from the Health Survey of Canada. The proportion of problem…