A new face of addiction will be fixed in cryptocurrency.
According to a Decrypt.co report, Craig, a Scottish castle based in Edinburgh, Scotland, has declared itself the world’s first cryptocurrency addiction treatment center. Founded in 1988 as a rehabilitation center for various types of drugs, the clinic has since developed a place for “gambling” – it’s actually gambling.
In an interview with Decrypt.co, Anthony Marini, a 56-year-old employee-therapist who survived gambling, said it could be difficult to admit that they have tied themselves to cryptocurrencies or to label them “gambling games”.
Marini: “If someone is involved in cryptocurrency and you say, ‘You gamble from time to time,’ they’ll say, ‘No, I’m not like that.’ trade from time to time.
Addict Stephen Elfinstone, 49, described a state of addiction that began a few years ago with the sale of ordinary stocks. In 2015, he turned to Bitcoin.
He will be unemployed by 2019.
“You can use insomnia, malnutrition, then a substantiated diet, then you can use a substance to eliminate the hallucinogenic side of insomnia — once your focus is like a laser, you can’t detect it,” Elfinstone said, digging the tunnel. the former miner of the recipient claims to have lost hundreds of Bitcoins, including a hard drive with access to 20 tokens, now lost in Thailand.
Today, the price of a single Bitcoin is $ 54,000. Fortunately, his six-month rehabilitation period was supported by the UK’s Socialized National Health Service.
He said Elfinston’s addiction to amphetamines, cannabis and other drugs helps maintain his crypto-vigilance — poses an additional risk of addiction, and at the same time studies numerology as well as Viking mythology.
The experience associated with the uneven rise and fall of cryptocurrencies reflects what Marini has seen in many patients.
“They’re always on the phone, on the laptop, on the computer, no matter what … they’re keeping track of their prices [cryptocurrencies] up and down. If you remove this phone from them or the computer, it will almost be a retreat; they have anxiety, palm sweating and panic, ”he said.
So far, Marini has treated 15-year-old patients, mostly between the ages of 20 and 45, and has been involved in the crypto trade specifically for Craig Castle. However, other patients came to rehabilitation with an addiction problem, which was initially caused by another addiction, such as gambling and crypto. This is how Elfinstin reached Craig Castle.
“He came for drugs and alcohol,” Marini said. “And he thought crypto was something he wanted to go back to. [But] we need to be very careful that cryptocurrencies don’t get people back to getting rid of their emotions through drugs and alcohol.
Marini is concerned about the media’s hype about crypto – an unrealistic depiction of independent wealth and a sensational behavior that puts many at risk – encouraging action. In fact, most amateur traders – estimated at 90% according to market research – lose money. But those who continue to buy despite the loss will be at Craig Castle.
Other cases are even more tragic: A recent study found that nearly 40 percent of gamblers thought of suicide, while 33 percent actually tried to do so.
“We don’t hear about people losing a lot of money,” Marini said. “People are so embarrassed. They feel so guilty. They don’t want to talk about it. They feel stupid.”