Taking action is the next step that should be initiated after the person acknowledges that there is actually a gambling problem to admit to. There are various forms a person can adopt in the quest to take some sort of action towards the goal of eradication of the gambling habit.
The following are some ideas that can be successfully used to help the individual through the process of taking action:
Asking someone to help monitor the progress of the individual is being able to successfully stay away from the gambling act is one way of taking action.
However this is only possible if both parties are equally committed to the idea of keeping away from gambling.
Another way to take action would be to limit the amount of cash the individual has access to. This can be a very effective way to curb the urge to gamble as without cash the individual will not be allowed into any gambling outlets to gamble, thus effectively limiting this indulgence.
Finding other exciting and interesting distractions would also be advised as this too would keep the individual’s mind of the gambling act and also provide a healthier way of living.
For those people who look upon gambling as a possible way out of a difficult financial situation, it would be better to look into other more productive ways to help solve the financial problem than to choose gambling.
Instead of helping the financial situation, it is more than likely the gambling act will contribute further to the already negative financial situation of the individual.
Learning to meditate whenever faced with the urge to gamble has also been a well documented way of overcoming the gambling addiction. Here the mind and body work together to stop the individual from seeking solace by gambling.