In South Africa, there are a number of resources available to help individuals struggling with gambling addiction. Some options include:
- National Responsible Gambling Programme (NRGP) is a national program that provides information and support to individuals affected by gambling addiction. They offer counselling services, support groups, and a helpline.
- Gambling Anonymous South Africa (GA SA) is a 12-step recovery program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous. They offer meetings throughout the country where individuals can share their experiences, strength, and hope with one another.
- The National Gambling Board (NGB) of South Africa is responsible for regulating gambling in the country. They provide a range of services including research, education, and support for problem gamblers.
- The South African Department of Social Development (DSD) provides support for individuals struggling with addiction, including gambling addiction. They offer counselling services, therapy and rehabilitation centres.
It’s important to remember that seeking help is a courageous step towards recovery and there are many people who are willing to support and guide you through this process.