Gambling addiction is a serious mental health disorder that can be identified in two ways: a person who continuously bets on things using money or objects that hold value even though negative consequences arise as a result, or they cannot stop gambling even if they desire to. People suffering from gambling addiction often display a strong urge to bet on a wide range of gambling mediums, from sports games to poker, to choosing lottery numbers and throwing dice.
Although friends and family members of compulsive gamblers don’t see the symptoms physically, like they often do with alcoholics or drug abusers, the consequences of gambling addiction have serious implications on their lives as well as the lives of their friends and families. Not realizing its severity or taking it too lightly can be devastating for the addicted gambler in the long run. Gamblers can reach a point of literally losing everything, from cars, to homes, to businesses, and even respect from those they care about. Here, we’ll lay out some practical steps to overcome this impulsion.
Book content includes:
- Chapter 1 – How Is It Different from Other Addictions?
- Chapter 2 – Gambling Addiction and Behavioral Effects
- Chapter 3 – Gambling Addiction Statistics, Symptoms, and Stories
- Chapter 4 – The Five Elements of A Gambling Addiction
- Chapter 5 – When Addiction Goes Untreated It Can Lead to Many Life Problems
- Chapter 6 – Here Are Some Causes of a Gambling Addiction
- Chapter 7 – Information for People Who Need Help and Support for Gambling Addiction
- Chapter 8 – Self-Help Tips for Treating Gambling Addiction