In Scotland there is a hospital that cures cryptocurrency addictions. Cryptocurrency trading “sufferers” are growing.
The hospital Castle Craig, in Scotland, started to treat the patients they have trading addiction cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Health experts say that the cryptocurrency trading it can become a behavioral addiction and that one of the main symptoms is to want to monitor the fluctuations in the market value of their tokens, minute by minute.
And so, the West Linton plant chose to use techniques for cryptocurrency addictions that have already been successful in dealing with gambling addictions and applying them to obsessed crypto-traders, in an attempt to teach them how to live. without exceeding in online financial investments.
The gambling therapist, Chris Burn, stated that
The cryptocurrency market (...) provides an excitement and an escape from reality. Bitcoin, for example, has been heavily traded and huge gains and losses have been made on it. It's a classic bubble situation
Tony Marini, another therapist from the same hospital, draws on her experience with her previous addictions to gambling and cocaine to relate to and understand what cryptocurrency employees are experiencing and how to get to them:
Having lived all this alone, my experience of addiction gives me intuition and empathy towards others who have the same problem
said the therapist.
According to addiction.com, three to five players out of a hundred fight with dependence on their activities, with statistics that can also apply to cryptocurrencies. Although most people are probably investing and / or speculating with the money they can afford, there have been reports of people who have lost their homes and savings to seek out cryptocurrency trading at all costs.
When the exchange Bitgrail has lost millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies, some have been more seriously affected than others, and some Reddit users have admitted to investing and losing college funds because of what happened in that cryptocurrency space. A social thread titled "Anyone who is addicted to crypto" shows a growing number of users discussing their inability to trade cryptocurrency without it becoming an unhealthy habit, complaining about lack of self-control, quality of life and, in some cases , commenting on previous drug addictions.
However, it remains to be seen whether the drug addiction treatment program will prove effective for those who have difficulty balancing their daily lives and cryptocurrency trading ...