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Alcohol Addiction and Gambling Addiction Investigative Services
Among the most difficult issues a couple can face is addiction, and alcohol or gambling addictions are among the most common forms.
Sometimes these addictions start out as simple, harmless activities. You may have gone out with your spouse a couple of times, and enjoyed yourselves immensely at all the bars you went to. Or perhaps you attended a party at a casino, and you and your spouse experienced what people call beginner’s luck, experiencing a winning streak that simply wouldn’t end (or seemed not to).
But then, unbeknown to you, your spouse may have started going out with friends more for drinks. Or he or she may have a secret alcohol stash at home and work, and perhaps even in the car he or she drives every day. Perhaps your spouse no longer feels happy or fun without having a drink first. Or maybe your spouse has already taken up online betting since he or she doesn’t have access to a casino.
In any case, both alcohol and gambling addictions are insidious problems that affect a lot of families and destroy relationships. And the saddest thing of all is that the spouse — the very person who is supposed to be the closest to the addicted individual — is often the last one to know.
If you have suspicions that your spouse may be struggling with addiction, whether it’s alcohol, or gambling addiction, or both, watch out for the following signs:
- Your spouse comes homes upset for no reason (or does not tell you why, even if you ask)
- He or she seems distant or detached from the family
- He or she is absent or late for long periods of time without any explanation
- You realise that money is missing or that it is being misspent on mysterious things
- You discover your spouse is lying to you
- You suspect that your spouse is already addicted
Understand that addictions such as these can ruin relationships, destroy trust, and lead to job loss and financial ruin. Don’t let this happen to you.
Get in touch with us at SpouseBusters for Sydney’s leading private investigators.
We’re always ready to help you uncover the truth.