An online addictions-treatment course
that empowers addicts, in general,
and problem gamblers, in particular,
to stop addictive behavior once and for all. The ideal complement to 12-step programs, “Life beyond
Addiction,” which consists of nine separate lessons, is
AFFORDABLE, CONVENIENT and MAXIMIZES ANONYMITY.
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Life Beyond Addiction
5 Big Ways
Second Chance PGTC's Online
Course Helps the Problem Gambler
- Affordable — "Life beyond Addiction" provides those without adequate health insurance and/or the financial ability to pay for professional one-on-one counseling with an effective, affordable care alternative for their gambling problem.
- Anonymous — Whether you take the entire nine-lesson course or individual lessons, what you do is between you and you computer. No waiting rooms. No meeting rooms. No other people. Maximum anonymity.*
- Convenient — No pressure. No hassles. You are free to take the course or individual lessons at your own pace.**
- Thorough — The course provides vital information that can help the problem gambler, in particular, and addicts, in general, to stop addictive behavior(s) and recover.
- Hopeful — The course ends with an inspiring picture of Life beyond Addiction that provides hope and strengthens one's determiniation to do whatever it takes to recover.
*The certificate track requires limited interaction between instructor and participant, regarding homework assignments.
**The certificate track requires 45 days to complete the course.
The Nine Symptoms of Compulsive Gambling
- Reliving gambling experiences, handicapping bets, planning the next gambling venture or thinking about how to raise money, etc.
- Needing to gamble with increased amounts of money or time to achieve the desired excitement.
- Feeling restless or irritable when attempting to cut back on your gambling or quit entirely.
- Using gambling to escape from problems or relieve feelings of anxiety, restlessness or dissatisfaction.
- Needing to return to win back money lost to gambling.
- Lying to family, friends and therapist, etc., to conceal the extent of your gambling.
- Failing repeatedly to control or stop gambling.
- Jeopardizing or losing a significant relationship, job, career or educational opportunity because of gambling.
- Relying on others to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling.