An addiction to gambling can be as alcoholism and drug addiction.
Gambling is a chronic though gradual condition that occurs when an individual is unable to
control the impulse to participate in gambling, regardless of the impact that it may have on one’s life.
The disorder frequently leads to stress, extensive debt, a gradually worsened gambling problem especially if the procedure is left untreated.
Although gambling has a clear financial effect, it is fundamentally an emotional issue.
The precise cause of gambling addiction is unknown, but both the environment and genetics has a major contribution factor.
Gambling traits are often similar to the symptoms of substance abuse.
The noticeable signs of a compulsive gambler are as follows: lying to hide the problem,
developing an obsession with gambling, avoiding problems, borrowing from others to finance
gambling, destroying personal or professional relationships, trying to win money, and feeling
irritable or uneasy while attempting to stop.
Compulsive gambling can ruin relationships and cause massive debt.
Felony crimes are said to have been committed sometimes with compulsive gamblers.
Attempted and possible suicides have been noticed in the roles of depressed gamblers.
Related complications are anxiety, loss of employment, heart attacks, and drug abuse.
Some have also lost their homes and cars due to their financial situations.
Divorce has been an issue with some compulsive gamblers.
Men, adolescents, elderly, disabled, and others with mental disorders are known to have gambling addictions.
Overall, anyone that has ever gambled, has a 50% chance of becoming a compulsive gambler.
Gambling is a distraction for most people. Most families with a gambler, often plans a family vacation.
Often he or she ventures off to the nearest casino or race track to get satisfaction, only to start back at square one. With nothing.
After the family realizes that there is a problem with the gambler, they often take the first step.
That is seeking help for the individual.
There are some facilities with a twelve step or thirty day program to help the individual, so that
he/ she can gain their moral and ethical values again.
In most cases, some people have progressed and graduated from gambling, only because they were seeking out for the help.
After the individual has graduated from the program, there are noticeable changes to the family.
Often when the individual has finished the program, there is also a change with finances and their
The money that was once used for gambling, is now used for clothing and personal hygiene needs. The individual is also known to make a big difference in their community.
They are more involved with events and activities, and have now become role models to kids and adults.
Especially the ones that are seeking professional help for the same addiction.
That is where respect and trust begins with everyone.
I can relate to this topic.
I have never really gambled, but my entire family were once before gamblers.
I remember as a child, when my family had gatherings, they would bring their entire paycheck
with them, only to strike up a card game.
All of the kids would go into the back rooms, thinking that we would be there only for a short while.
That short time always turned into the next morning. I use to get so tired of my parents, it was so
They would always lose their entire check, leaving us without hope.
After about ten years, my family graduated from the card games, and became new members of the Georgia Lottery and the Grand Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
It had gotten so bad, my four year old niece started to enjoy going along.
I was excited for a...