When it comes to designing self treatment methods, most courses would require the individual to be focus for a period of roughly 6 – 8 weeks. This is about the most the addict will be able to tolerate before distractions set in and derail the attempt to kick the habit.
Therefore the first step to establish after deciding to start the exercise of kicking the gambling addiction would be to establish a goal or a set of goals that would clearly help to keep the focus and energy on the end desired result.
As with any other endeavor, setting goals is one of the most visible ways to gauging the level of success within the exercise attempted, thus being able to define the goals with respect to the gambling act would certainly help the individual also create the respective exercises to help achieve the said goal.
The goal is meant to help guide the individual and the efforts made towards the chosen programs within the gambling self treatment platform. In most cases, there are two main types of goals that are usually sought to be achieved through the self treatment program.
These would include the actual complete quitting of the gambling act for good or to simply be able to control the urge to gamble and only indulge when the individual is comfortable enough to be able to walk away, when the funds allocated are finished.
If the goals set are not done according to the desired end results intended in mind, there is a good chance that the individual will not be able to complete the programs adequately as the goals may seem too overwhelming and unrealistic, thus after the initial attempts these goals would eventually be abandoned. Therefore as a note of caution, the individual should only attempt to set realistic goals always.