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The Addictions Academy: Beat a Gambling Addiction, alone? DON’T BET ON IT!!

The Addictions Academy: Beat a Gambling Addiction, Alone?  DON’T BET ON IT!

Register Now with The Addictions Academy, for our Nationally Certified Gambling Addiction Coach WEBINAR, August 22-23.  Help others overcome this addiction! www.theaddictionsacademy.com  1.800.706.0318

Gambling Addiction Coach

Nationally Certified Gambling Addiction Coach (NCGAC)

gambling addiction picProblem gambling, or ludomania, is an urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Problem gambling often is defined by whether harm is experienced by the gambler or others, rather than by the gambler’s behavior. Severe problem gambling may be diagnosed as clinical pathological gambling if the gambler meets certain criteria. Pathological gambling is a common disorder that is associated with both social and family costs. “Pathological gambling” is the most severe form of problem gambling and has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a disease since 1980. Gaming or gambling is supposed to be for fun, for entertainment.

Teenagers are 3 to 4 times more likely to become problem gamblers than adults. 90% of High School students have gambled at least once in the last year. In the USA ages 14-21, 2.1% struggle with Problem Gambling, another 6.5% are at risk. Every year, 2% -3%, 2M U.S. adults are estimated to meet the criteria for disordered gambling, while another 4-6M individuals are problem gamblers at risk for serious addiction consequences. Men make up 2/3 majority of Problem Gamblers.

In the United States, a report by the National Council on Problem Gambling showed approximately one in five pathological gamblers attempts suicide. The Council also said suicide rates among pathological gamblers are higher than any other addictive disorder. The Suicide rate is higher for people who gamble, and for their families. Those with mental health issues are at an even greater risk. Those addicted to illicit drugs and alcohol are also at greater risk.

Even the tough economy that we’re all living with doesn’t stop gambling. The hope of the big win keeps the rich and the poor gambling. The recent closings of The Revel Casino and The Showboat casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey show that the casino industry isn’t doing that well. People have less money for entertainment. The pathological gamblers won’t slow down because of the economy. In fact, it may even make the situation more extreme.

The Addictions Academy is proud to offer this National Certification in Gambling Addiction Coaching, NCGAC. This addiction will become paramount in our world as it impacts the old, the young, the rich and the poor. The number one suicide rate in addictions!

We will cover definitions to help you get a better understanding of this complex topic, two forms of screening for gambling problems, Responsible gambling, Gamblers Anonymous Twelve Steps. Thinking of a problem gambler, Risks and rewards of gambling, Suicide and pathological gambling, The Impact of Problem Gambling on the Family, The Stages of Problem Gambling, a Look at Pathological Gambling, DSM IV Diagnoses, PG Behaviors, Warning Signs of PG, Consequences of PG, Mathematical Expectation & Probability Theory, Treatment Approach and Theory, Gambling Reason Substituting behaviors, The Four Elements, Federal Law, State Law, Ethics & Responsibilities, Starting Recovery, Contracts, The Coaching Session, Enabling, The Twelve-Step Model, Diagrams: Blocked Spirit, Disease Model, Basic Instincts, Family Expectations, Twelve-Step simplified, Body Language, Tones & Inflections, Models of Treatment, Models of Addiction, The Doctors Found, Older Gamblers Risk, coaching Activities, Pre-Qualify, Marketing 101, Scenerios, Resources. This course is jam packed with information that will help you to be an excellent Recovery Coach. After you complete the course and pass your exam, you will receive your certificate within about three weeks. Call (786)-709-0479 for more information and to reserve your place. www.theaddictionsacademy.com.


The Pro

How to get the credential? To get the certification through The Addictions Academy you must complete the following steps:

1. Complete the training courses

2. Complete the online examination by modules with a 80% passing grade on all modules.

3. Complete all case scenarios by video and mock role play, submit the video for review. Most show the skills and tools of coaching, including the core competencies of coaching as according the ICF. A check list will be provided per class.

4. Three letters of reference required.

5. Supervision by qualified supervisor for 25 hours.

fessional Value of Courses:

  • Increase your client base!
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Add Credentials to your Name
  • Learn from a National Education Provider
  • Make yourself more marketable to treatment centers and others
  • Increase your income WITHOUT TAKING INSURANCE
  • How to market yourself as an Gambling Coach
  • How to expand your clientele base and start your own Coaching Business
  • Contracts and forms for clients, Service Contract, HIPAA Compliance, Duty to Warn, and Confidentially Forms
  • Decrease AMA and APA rate
  • Travel at your leisure with your clients, all expenses paid.

 Call us at 1.800.706.0318 or register for the class online

– See more at: http://www.theaddictionsacademy.com/therapy-professionals/recovery-courses-and-certificate-programs/gambling-addiction-gaming-addiction/#sthash.cwW2xHkn.dpuf

 This is a great course that you cannot afford to miss, if you are a recovery coach you will be more rounded and knowledgeable as an expert. A Must for Those training to be Master Addiction Coaches. You Can Bet On It!     –RevKev

As a Gambling Addiction Coach you will address both problem gambling and compulsive gambling with your clients. Similar to a drug or alcohol addiction, the gambling or gaming becomes a need and a compulsion to not only entertain but remove specific feelings of stress, anger, discord, etc. As a Gambling Addiction Coach we address these feelings, needs and compulsions with our clients and provide new coping skills and ways of structuring their lives that are productive and meaningful.

“Problem gambling” is any gambling behavior that disrupts your client’s life. If you find your client obsessing over the next bet, the next scratch off or the next win, they need some assistance.  Maybe they have gotten the drugs and alcohol addiction under control and now they are playing dice or poker incessantly. Maybe the primary addiction is gambling. As a Gambling Addiction Coach you will be taught about the natural release of endorphins that gambling produces, similar to sex, exercise and happy surprises. Gambling is a process addiction and hard to control. At The Addictions Academy we will teach you tips and tricks on getting a client’s gambling addiction under control. National Certification in Gambling Addiction.

If your client is preoccupied with gambling, spending more and more time and money on the ‘win’, chasing losses, or gambling despite serious consequences, they have a gambling problem. Gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling, is a type of impulse-control disorder. Compulsive gamblers are not able to control the impulse to gamble, and it becomes a source of stress reduction and release, similar to drug addiction or alcohol addiction.

In our Gambling Addiction Course and Gambling Addiction Certification  we will discuss different types of gambling or gaming: from casinos, to online, lotto, dice and street gambling, horseraces and dog track, sports betting and more will be covered. It is important to understand what styles and types of gambling and gaming there are and we cover the terminology of all styles and types of gambling and how to curtail the behaviors and how to handle the compulsions despite the consequences of the problem behaviors.

Call today 1.800.706.0318

– See more at: http://www.theaddictionsacademy.com/therapy-professionals/recovery-courses-and-certificate-programs/gambling-addiction-gaming-addiction/#sthash.D9yLsg0x.dpuf

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