Doctor Q&A: His gambling is destroying me

What can I do? My husband has a gambling problem and is wasting all our money with online games. It’s destroying us and causing severe issues with my own my mental health. Have you any advice?

Fiona, 37, Leeds

Gambling can become an addiction and, when this happens, it can destroy so much.

There is good news though. It can be treated and you can get help for your husband and you. There are specialist treatment centres which your GP will be able to advise you about.

Cognitive behavioural therapy – where you train the mind to react in a certain way – has been shown to help. Go to GamCare, a fantastic charity and resource which should also be able to help.

Dr Radha Modgil

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