While most addicts are hooked on drugs, alcohol, or even gambling, some addicts in the UK are hooked on cryptocurrencies—so much so that cryptocurrency addiction centers have been set up to treat them.
An addiction center in the Scottish Borders treats the behavioral addiction of trading bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. These addicts undergo sessions that help them deal with whatever issues they have that lead them to trade crypto and ultimately learn to live without them.
The Castle Craig Hospital in Peeblesshire offers these courses to ‘crypto addicts’:
“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.”
They have existing drug and alcohol addiction programs so they are not new in the business of treating addicts. They will be incorporating addiction treatment techniques used in gambling addiction programs. In fact, some treatments in the cryptocurrency addiction programs will be led by a former gambling addict.