Gambling Therapy is a UK-based, free online service that provides advice and support to people affected by problem gambling, who live outside the UK. It is part of the Gordon Moody Association, which is one of the UK’s leading gambling addiction treatment providers.
The site provides emails supports, a web-forum and online support groups. A Gambling Therapy app is also available on iOS and Android.
This app is designed to help users permanently exclude themselves from 202 gambling sites and gaming networks in Ireland, the UK and across the EU. It also provides links to additional supports for problem gamblers.
The Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario (PGIO) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) created Mobile Monitor Your Gambling & Urges (MYGU), an App that promotes self-awareness of gambling behaviours. This educational tool can gather important information about gambling behaviours and report back to the gambler:
Bet Blocker is a free app, which blocks access to gambling sites. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. It is important to note that once the app is activated, you cannot remove the restrictions until your selected restriction length has expired.
The Gamban App is a software application for PCs and Laptops (Windows and Mac), as well as Android and iOS devices. Gamban is designed to block access to all gambling sites.
Claims to block access to all online gambling sites, servers and applications. It is available for Windows PC, Mac, Android and iOS.
For people who gamble, it’s difficult to know just how much it costs to play—small individual losses can add up. So RGC built the Cost2Play Calculator, which has also launched as an App, downloadable free through iTunes, Android and Blackberry App Stores. Cost2Play is a tool that helps people to understand the long-term costs involved in popular casino games: slots, blackjack and roulette.
Created by Elements Behavioural Health, iPromises is an iPhone recovery App with trigger alerts, a visual journal, and a directory of phone numbers for support anywhere in the US, Canada, and some international offices. Users can add friends and share meetings, track progress and challenges, and get a daily positive message. It also enables them to track any setbacks, issues or achievements.
Keep track of your daily moods and activities in the Journal, and take our Daily Survey to see how various areas of your life – from nutrition and sleep to relationships and stress management – are changing over time. Week by week, you’ll be able to identify areas where you’re improving as well as areas that you need to focus on. When you actively participate in the features of the app that promote ongoing recovery, you boost your Sobriety Score – a barometer for your recovery that increases your awareness of how you’re doing. Available for Apple and Android devices.
Some excerpts from Gamblers Anonymous literature including the little Red Book, The first 90 days, climbing the twelve steps and the Unity Programme. Once downloaded, it does not need any more access to the internet and therefore no data charges.
This app uses Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), which is similar to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. REBT is also used by the SMART Recovery movement. The app helps you to identify your triggers to gamble (‘activating events’), examine irrational beliefs associated with those triggers and dispute those irrational beliefs – leading to a change in your philosophy.
This app features: Recovery Journal, Gratitude List, Spot-Check Inventories, GA Abstinence Birthday Calculator, Anonymous Icon (To protect anonymity, the actual app icon does not show references to Gamblers Anonymous).
This app has been developed to help prevent relapse in all forms of addiction (including gambling). Users can track money saved as well as days in recovery. The app also includes a community forum.
“Designed for accountability, recoveryBox is an iOS app toolset that facilitates tracking of daily life activities by easily breaking them down into your “lights”. Breaking habits requires knowing why we do what we do, when do we do it and coming up with goals to break unhealthy behaviors. recoveryBox has the tools needed to help with addiction recovery. recoveryBox is designed to work with any addiction: drugs, gambling, pornography, alcohol or customize your own specific to your needs.”