First of all, if you think you have a gambling problem, it's great that you want to do something about it!
We want to help you take control over your gambling habits and guide you to the tools that can help you reduce or quit, depending on what your goal is. Further down, we will present to you helplines to contact and gambling block apps that you can get to use.
Remember that the apps and helplines may vary depending on your location.
Why Is Gambling Dangerous?
How do you get rid of gambling addiction? Much of answering that question has to do with realizing why gambling is dangerous in the first place. There are several things you can pay attention to.
- Isolating from friends and family
- Compulsive gambling, the constant need for gambling.
- Mental problems, you are not yourself and often feel sad or angry. Your self-confidence drops, you become suspicious and sometimes even aggressive.
- Financial problems, you end up not being able to pay your bills.
If you recognize yourself in any of these statements, it is wise to make some adjustments in your life. Read on below for how to stop gambling or at least how to get the problem under control.
Apps to Quit Gambling
If you need some help with quitting or reducing gambling, you can install a gambling stop app on your phone. There are a few different options that you could use, but our strongest recommendation is Betblocker if you're an English speaker. It is a free software that you also can download to your computer. It will block the access to all types of gambling-related content.
Betclocker can be used for:
- Self Exclusion
- Parental Control
Other useful apps that you can use to stop gambling:
How do I Get Rid of Gambling?
First and foremost, it's nothing to be ashamed of, it's more common than you think! There are many people worldwide who have gambling problems and are afraid to admit it. Mostly because they are afraid of what their environment thinks about it. In any case, you have already taken the first step in the right direction.
But how do you get rid of gambling? The answer is simple, but taking action on it can be challenging. A lot of people will not understand you and say, “just stop.” Unfortunately, it is not always that simple.
The first step you can take is to talk to others about it, maybe there are friends close to you that have been in the same situation? This way you can help each other.
Or maybe there is someone close to you who can help or at least support you. However, the ultimate and necessary step to take is to contact a helpline or organization. They will help you contact the gambling sites and get yourself excluded from them unless you want to do it yourself.
Stop Gambling Without Help?
If you want to stop gambling and you think you can do it without help – Great! But remember, this might be way more challenging than you might think. We do not recommend this option.
Here are some tips for yourself to reduce gambling or to stop gambling:
- Set your own playtime
- Set yourself a limit and stick to it
- Stop when you have lost the limit that you've set
- Stop when you have made a profit, do not play it back to the house
- Take frequent breaks
- Keep track of how much money and time you spend on gambling
- Distract yourself from gambling; meet friends, watch series or movies, read a book, exercise or go for a walk.
Resources that Can Help
In addition to the apps mentioned above, some websites can help you stop gambling. You can block certain gambling sites or install a program (such as GamBlock) that makes it impossible for you to access gambling content online. But there are also websites that can give you and your beloved ones more information about gambling problems and how to stop gambling;
Remember to always gamble responsibly!
Last Updated on July 20, 2021 by Max Deranker