If you’ve found yourself in debt because of gambling the worst thing you can possibly do is run towards a debt relief solution first. Before we begin to worry about getting out of debt the first step is to seek help and assistance for the underlying issue first, the gambling. If you don’t then you’ll wind up like most people, gambling again and racking up even more debt before long.
I know, right about now you are saying that you’ll never gamble again, but unless you seek help for the disease you are suffering from, the odds of you relapsing are very, very high.
The chasm you need to cross to deal with your gambling is not to enter a debt program first but to be honest with yourself and those around you that you have a problem and require help.
Assistance for gambling problems can take many forms. You might want to find a local counselor that can provide expert assistance or you may want to visit a local and Gamblers Anonymous meeting. You can find one here. You can also visit the National Council on Problem Gambling for additional resources and a hotline you can call.
Once You Cross the Hurdle
Once you’re in treatment for your gambling behavior then we can worry about which approach to resolve your debt is most appropriate for you in your situation. Do not enroll in any debt relief program until you have sought help for the underlying gambling addiction or issue first. I want to see you succeed, not fail.