Gambling - help, turn into something else

Hello, my friend has Aspergers. He started gambling quite a long time ago, however this has gone out of control lately, because he has been borrowing too much money. I was just wondering if someone would have any ideas I could recommend for him to try, instead of gambling. I was wondering if would it be possible to shift the things he likes in gambling into another activity.

He likes that he is completely focused on one thing, the adrenalin rush, the understandong of the features of different websites and the details of the game.

Does someone have any ideas that might be benefitial for him?

thank you

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  • Hi Csemete,

    As an addict myself (not gambling, though), I can vouch that the mechanism of addiction is complex and it might not be a straightforward as just finding an alternative activity.  As Lostmyway said, Gamblers Anonymous is a good place to start. 

    Firstly, though, he has to accept that he has a problem and that he needs to do something about it.  That's the hard part.  Acceptance. 

    Good luck,

    Tom

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  • Hi Csemete,

    As an addict myself (not gambling, though), I can vouch that the mechanism of addiction is complex and it might not be a straightforward as just finding an alternative activity.  As Lostmyway said, Gamblers Anonymous is a good place to start. 

    Firstly, though, he has to accept that he has a problem and that he needs to do something about it.  That's the hard part.  Acceptance. 

    Good luck,

    Tom

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