Find out more about the various forms of addiction:

 
     
  Alcohol  
     
     
  Drug  
     
     
  Gambling  
     
     
  Sex And Love  
     
     
  Internet & Gaming  
     
     
  Shoplifting  
     
     
  Binge-Eating  
     
     
  Codependency  
     
     
 
     
  Problem Gambling  
     
 

Gambling can be defined as playing a game of chance for stakes.

Gambling occurs in many forms, most commonly 4D, TOTO, lotteries, casinos (slot machines, table games), bookmaking (sports and horse racing), card rooms, bingo and the stock market.

Gambling disorder is sometimes referred to as the "hidden illness" because there are no obvious physical signs or symptoms like there are in drug or alcohol use disorder. It devastates not only the gambler but everyone with whom he or she has a significant relationship. It is the inability to resist impulses to gamble, leading to significant personal, family and occupational difficulties.

Signs and Symptoms of Gambling Disorder

  • Preoccupation with gambling
  • Find yourself gambling increasing amounts to achieve the desired effect
  • Unsuccessful attempts to control or cut down on gambling
  • Lose control when you start gambling
  • Feel irritable when you cannot gamble
  • Feel the need to be secretive about your gambling
  • Resort to illegal means to gamble
  • Jeopardised significant relationships, job, educational or occupational opportunities

If you or someone you know exhibits the above symptoms, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment with us. 

Individual Counselling Programme

Gambling Addiction Recovery Intervention (GARI) Programme

If you think about gambling all the time, consequently spend more time and money on it, chasing losses or gambling despite dire consequences, then you may face a gambling problem. Compulsive gambling is the uncontrollable urge to keep gambling even when you know it can affect your relationships, impact your job, and lead to serious financial problems.  Overcoming a gambling problem is never easy. However, recovery is possible if you seek help and commit to treatment. The first step is recognizing and acknowledging the problem.

G.A.R.I. is a counselling treatment programme for persons with a gambling problem. The programme involves the individual as well as the family members in counselling and self-help groups.    

GARI Programme Structure:

  • 6 individual sessions
  • 2 family sessions
  • 4 group sessions

 Depending on needs, some clients may require further sessions after the initial phase of programme. To download flyer, click here.  

To make an appointment, call 6547 5459 or emailhelp@wecare.org.sg

 
     
   
 
 
 
     
   
     
  Families in Recovery through Education and Empowerment  
 

FREE stands for Families in Recovery through Education and Empowerment. FREE is a workshop for the family members of addicted ones. 

Date: Every 2nd Monday of the Month except Public Holiday

Upcoming workshop: 11 Dec 2017

 
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  SMART Recovery  
 

SMART stands for Self-Management & Recovery Training. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. 

 
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