Habitual gambling and compulsive gambling disorder are essentially the same names for what has become to be known as gambling addiction. Gambling addiction is not a really addiction in the sense that there is a physical dependence to gambling, but rather it is a psychological compulsion.
Most addiction treatments are determined from an addiction’s given cause. Gambling addiction is no different. Gambling treatment requires the addict to go to therapy and essentially change their lifestyle. One has to remember that the gambling is just an expression of something deeper. With this in mind the addict can understand why phychological treatment is necessary.