Last year, the World Health Association included gambling addiction in the list of official diseases. The new legislation will come into force only in 2022, but now the first clinic for the treatment of the disease is already working in Britain.
In an interview on This Morning, Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones said that in December 2019, the first clinic specializing in the treatment of this gambling addiction opened in Britain. Only in the first month of work, only 43 people visited it, and only 22 agreed to further treatment and hospitalization. Several people from this list are already undergoing the necessary procedures prescribed by the doctor.
Currently, most of the hospital’s clients are troubled teens. It is curious that several cases sincerely surprised the doctors – the children, described by their parents as “kind and understanding,” pretty soon turned into aggressive and complex individuals. By the way, the clinic uses advanced methods of treating gambling addiction: therapy does not include drug treatment, and access to gaming sessions is not completely limited, 4PDA reports.