Let Go of Toxic People to Help Your Gambling Addiction Recovery

Let Go of Toxic People to Help Your Gambling Addiction Recovery

Aug 29, 2018 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

A detox programme often removes toxins from the body. But what about your relationships? Toxic people can keep you stuck in the past and prevent you from moving on. Learn how to confidentially remove toxic people from your life after gambling addiction rehab to continue your recovery success. 

How to Identify Toxic People

Toxic people may be your spouse, a friend or even a member of your family. If anyone tries to tempt you back into old habits or do not support your gambling rehab recovery, they may be toxic. But toxic people may also negatively impact your self-esteem, drain your emotional energy and make you want to gamble to cope with their behaviour. 

Be Firm and Set Boundaries

Be clear why you want to keep you distance from this person. Once you have communicated your views, leave them alone. If you start responding to text or calls, you will be in the same position in another six months’ time. If you have made a confirmed decision to end the relationship, it is your responsibility to be stick to the rules and say goodbye for good. 

Be Ready for The Aftermath

Toxic people do not take rejection well and may cling harder or try to manipulate you into staying with them. This is usually a sign of their own mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression. They may make you feel guilty for leaving or abuse you. Remember to prioritise yourself whilst undergoing gambling addiction treatment. Preparing for the worst will help you keep in control of the situation.

Focus on Your Positive Relationships

Once you have severed ties with toxic people, you will now have more time and energy for positive relationships. Your support network should include those who truly care for you and want to give you their support, rather than their own selfish intent. 

If you would like help or advice on letting go of toxic people, please call our trained counsellors on 0800 955 09 45 at our private rehab, The Providence Projects in Bournemouth. 

Why Us:

The Providence Projects has been successfully delivering alcohol and drug rehab for over 20 years. The highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme combine to ensure that all of our clients have the best possible chance of recovery.

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Our Model:

Steve Spiegel and Dr Turnbull agreed a mission when opening The Providence Projects in 1996 and our mission has remained the same; to provide effective and affordable addiction treatment in order to help men, women and families begin the process of recovery.

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Get Help:

If you are the person with the problem, or if you are the friend or family member and you want to speak confidentially or find out about the detox and rehab packages, please call us today and speak to one of our highly skilled addiction specialists on 0800 9550945.

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