New NHS Gambling Addiction Clinic Opens in Manchester.
Gambling. In January, the NHS’ mental overall health boss said that loot boxes have been “setting children up for addiction by teaching them to gamble”. Just this month, the possibility of the UK goverment classifying loot boxes as gambling seemed closer than ever, as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport named for proof.
In fact, NHS statistics show that only around 5 percent of people seek help and only 1 percent get treatment for their gambling problem. If a gambling problem is left to develop, debts can spiral out of control and people can become withdrawn and depressed, which can affect their professional lives and relationships with other people.
In June 2019, NHS England announced it would be commissioning a network of new gambling addiction services for adults and children across the country as part of these commitments, although the NHS Northern Gambling Service will only be treating adults initially.
Up to 14 more gambling addiction clinics, initially focusing on adults, are expected to open in the coming months. These include the NHS Northern Gambling Service in Leeds this summer, followed by.
Simon Stevens, head of NHS England, said industry may face a compulsory levy to pay for addiction treatment for patients. Betting firms could be taxed to pay for addiction treatment, the head of.
The NHS Northern Gambling Service has opened a new clinic in the North East which will see and treat more of the thousands of people across the north of England suffering with gambling addiction. The service’s new base at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland is now home to a Consultant Psychologist, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist and Senior Mental Health Nurse.
He was speaking as the NHS announced a new service for 13 to 25-year-olds based at the UK’s only dedicated gambling addiction centre, the National Problem Gambling Clinic in London.