Alcoholics and Druggists have rehab, but what if you are addicted to trading cryptocurrencies? Scotland has the perfect place to get some treatment on your overly risky moves in cryptocurrency trading!
A cryptocurrency addict trades cryptocurrencies when they are bored, happy, sad, angry, or even sleepy they can’t help it but keep buying, selling and holding the digital currencies.
Castle Craig Hospital in Peeblesshire, Scotland will treat your crypto related addiction and help you survive without Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple.
Many have likened cryptocurrency trading to online gambling which is a behavioral addiction.
The same techniques used for online gambling are used in this case.
As of now, about 13 million people are trading in cryptocurrencies, but how many are addicted is a figure not revealed.
Chris Burn, a gambling therapist, said, ‘The high risk, fluctuating cryptocurrency market appeals to the problem gambler. It provides excitement and an escape from reality. Bitcoin, for example, has been heavily traded and huge gains and losses were made. It’s a classic bubble situation.”
Addicts try to escape reality and get into the world of Bitcoin and Ethereum as that world is a much happier place for them.
Tony Marini, a former gambling and cocaine addict, said, “Having been through it myself, my experience of addiction gives me insight and empathy towards others who have the same problem. ‘I see cryptocurrency trading as a way for people to escape from themselves, into another world, because they don’t like the world they’re in. ‘The first stage of treatment is to join other addicts in group therapy and share their life stories. This helps them identify with each other and realize that they’re not alone.”
Reddit posts by a user called ‘jimdesroches’ show that there are plenty of people that fear their cryptocurrency addictions and are seeking support groups. The Reddit post by this user read-
‘Are there cryptocurrency addiction support groups because I really think I have a problem. Looking at this stuff and researching and checking prices has literally become an obsession. The financial aspect is cool and all but as a hodler I don’t get the joy of spending it. I just thoroughly enjoy the tech and the hunt. My girlfriend makes little comments so I try not to check if she is watching! ‘
Do you check your cryptocurrency prices every second? Maybe you have a cryptocurrency addiction problem! My friend, perhaps a trip to Scotland is needed!
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