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How Compulsive Gambling Develops?

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Gambling addiction, also referred to as compulsive gambling or gambling disorder, is a serious condition recognized widely by psychologists. It’s surprisingly common, especially among younger and middle aged men.

Perhaps what started out as a fun, social activity is now a dependency. As with many addictions, you might stop enjoying it completely, yet you still feel compelled to do it. And so you continue.

Money isn’t the only appeal. In fact, compulsive gamblers are often drawn to the activity more for excitement or escape than for possible financial gain. These activities may take up tremendous amounts of time and put significant strain on relationships, eventually tearing families apart and causing lasting damage that’s difficult–if not impossible–to repair.

The first step is diagnosis.

We invite you to take our test –and determine whether or not you’ve got an issue. If you do, read on, and consider contacting us to guide you through steering your life back to normal.

Gambling Disorder: The Underlying Causes

  1. Needs to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement .
  2. Is restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling.
  3. Has made repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gambling.
  4. Is often preoccupied with gambling (e.g., having persistent thoughts of reliving past gambling experiences, handicapping or planning the next venture, thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble).
  1. Often gambles when feeling helpless, guilty, anxious or depressed.
  2. Lies to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling.
  3. Has jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, education or career opportunity because of gambling.
  4. Relies on others to provide money to relieve desperate financial situations caused by gambling.

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Needs to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement.

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Is restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling.

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Has made repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gambling.

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Is often preoccupied with gambling (e.g., having persistent thoughts of reliving past gambling experiences, handicapping or planning the next venture, thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble).

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Often gambles when feeling helpless, guilty, anxious or depressed.

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Lies to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling.

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Has jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, education or career opportunity because of gambling.

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Relies on others to provide money to relieve desperate financial situations caused by gambling.

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Taking Steps Toward Recovery

Taking a step back from one’s compulsive behaviors and recognizing the seriousness of the problem is not easy, but it’s the first step toward successful recovery. Though treatment of a compulsive gambling problem is different from substance abuse treatment, many of the same principles apply. Compulsive gamblers may be in denial about their problems, or may not believe they’re as serious as they really are. In some cases, a loved one or partner may need to intervene to show them that their gambling is causing harm.

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