Gambling Addiction Roundup

Gambling addiction or problem gambling can ruin lives. Many call it the invisible addiction because there are no outward signs of debilitation or distress. It can also be the product of, or lead to, various mental health issues or addictive behaviours.

Gambling Addiction Roundup

If you have a gambling addiction and need to make a disability claim, here are three articles from Share Lawyers to help with your decision:

Addiction and Access To Disability Benefits

The stigma around addiction can often cause many misperceptions or untruths. It’s important to know that addiction is defined as a disability under the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Which Mental Illnesses Count As Disabilities

Depression and anxiety are mental health conditions associated with gambling addictions.

Mental health disorders are inherently difficult to diagnose and treat, so insurance companies focus on the absence of treatment, or the failure of the patient to obtain treatment for their condition. If you have a mental health diagnosis that is making it difficult for you to work, and you want to file a claim, you need to determine if you qualify for insurance benefits.

Are Addictions Such As Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Covered Under Most Health Insurance Policies?

Alcoholism and drug abuse are often concurrent with gambling addiction, and treatment can open new avenues of health and recovery.

Before you make the decision to undergo addiction treatment, it’s important to determine whether it’s covered under your current health insurance policy. If it’s not, you could end up with a large bill or even have your treatment cut short due to non-payment.

You can learn more about your insurance coverage for addiction treatment by reading through your benefits guide or contacting your insurance company directly.


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