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How can I help my mom overcome her gambling addiction

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Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Gambling addiction

You cannot make her stop, but you can get help through gamanon, the companion group to gamblers anonymous.
In the same way that al-anon helps family members of an alcoholic, whether or not the alcoholic is in aa, gamanon can help you whether your mother goes to ga or not.

In brief: Gambling addiction

You cannot make her stop, but you can get help through gamanon, the companion group to gamblers anonymous.
In the same way that al-anon helps family members of an alcoholic, whether or not the alcoholic is in aa, gamanon can help you whether your mother goes to ga or not.
Dr. Adam Front
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alanon

You should find an alonon meeting in your area and attend regularly.
By attending, you will learn that there is really not that much you can do to control your mom. While it is very sad about your mom, you need to focus on taking care of yourself. You can support your mom only if she wants the help. .A good book for you to read is called: codependency no more by melody beattie. Good luck.

In brief: Alanon

You should find an alonon meeting in your area and attend regularly.
By attending, you will learn that there is really not that much you can do to control your mom. While it is very sad about your mom, you need to focus on taking care of yourself. You can support your mom only if she wants the help. .A good book for you to read is called: codependency no more by melody beattie. Good luck.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes but usually need professional help.
I would work with a gambling addiction specialist on how you can help her best.

In brief: Yes

Yes but usually need professional help.
I would work with a gambling addiction specialist on how you can help her best.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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