Gambling addiction is a complicated issue under the broader category of addictive disorders, with many similar traits as other impulse-control disorders. A proper diagnosis can be the first step to recovery. However, it is often up to a partner to identify the warning signs someone may be exhibiting. Here are some things to look out for.
Online counselling absolutely is effective. The only difference between online counselling and in-person counselling is the live video conferencing. So, if talk therapy is effective, and we know it, then the delivery does not really matter.
Relapsing can leave a person feeling guilty and ashamed, and tempted to return to the unwanted habits and just continue with the addiction. This blog contains some great tips on how to cope with a relapse.