What is Gambling Addiction?
Gambling addiction often referred to as compulsive gambling is a form of impulse control disorder.
Afflicted individuals have impulses they cannot control, even when they are fully aware of the consequences their gambling may have. Gambling addiction can affect anyone, no matter what race, age, or sex, and can strain interpersonal relationships.
Gambling is often associated with poker and other games played at casinos, but it also encompasses sports betting and lottery tickets. With the advent of televised gambling (e.g., televised poker), gambling addiction has risen the past 15 years.
Gambling addiction can lead to the loss of employment, complete financial ruin, and deviant activities such as stealing.
Common Signs Someone May Need Gambling Addiction Treatment:
- Do you feel like you have to be secretive about your gambling?
- Do you gamble late at night or in secret?
- Do you have trouble controlling your gambling?
- Can you walk away? Or do you continue, regardless of your financial situation?
- Do you gamble even when your finances don’t support it?
- Have your family or friends said anything to you about your gambling?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, no longer have financial concerns associate with your gambling, or feel gambling has take over your life, it is time to seek gambling addiction help.
Gambling addiction is a treatable addiction with the proper help. Prominence Treatment Center has helped many individuals with gambling addiction treatment and can help you find the root of your gambling problem and treat it properly.
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