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Gambling Addiction



Gambling addiction is the urge to gamble despite negative consequences or a concurrent desire to stop. This addictive behavior is often defined by whether harm is experienced by the gambler or others and may be diagnosed as clinical pathological gambling if the gambler meets certain criteria. Pathological gambling is a common disorder that is associated with both social and family costs. The term “gambling addiction” has long been used in the recovery movement to describe all types of problem gambling.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

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The Fall and Rise of a Gambling Addict | Justyn Rees Larcombe | TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells

This is a shocking story of how a free £5 bet led to a full blown addiction to online gambling. How someone who had it all could loose everything, including his job, his family and his home and then find hope and restoration.

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Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas

Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals.

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How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts

Stevens got his first taste of casino gambling while attending a 2006 trade show in Las Vegas. On a subsequent trip, he hit a jackpot on a slot machine and was hooked.

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FindCenterNot all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic.

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Inside the Brain of a Gambling Addict - BBC News

What happens inside the brain of a gambling addict when they make a bet - and can the secret to their addiction be found within the brain itself? BBC Panorama filmed a unique experiment designed to find out.

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Know When To Hold 'Em: A Guide for Spouses of Problem Gamblers

Unrecognized and devastating, gambling addiction affects two million Americans but even more hidden are the loved ones that become innocent victims. Problem gambling can start with a curious click on a website or after a stroke of luck at the casino, and it has no bias.

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How the Brain Gets Addicted to Gambling

Addictive drugs and gambling rewire neural circuits in similar ways.

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Paul Merson Opens Up About His Gambling Addiction | Good Morning Britain

Former Arsenal star Paul Merson opens up to GMB about how his gambling addictions have led him to lose millions. He also responds to the level of racism in football as England players were subjected to racism in last night's game against Montenegro.

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Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction

Unbroken Brain offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and showing how seeing the condition this way can untangle current debates over treatment, prevention, and policy.

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Losing Everything to Gambling Addiction

More older Americans are problem gamblers, but are they betting against their health, too?

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