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Comprehending the Problem of Gambling Addiction

We all have heard about gambling addiction but majority of us don't know how to deal with someone close to us that is having this kind of experience. Saying to them simply to stop gambling is not quite enough to solve the problem. Understanding the facts about gambling addiction is really necessary because you won't be able to treat an illness if you don't truly understand its nature. And unfortunately, gambling addiction is quite a complicated matter.

There are some people who don't think that they will develop gambling addiction because they are the so-called casual gamblers. They usually would reason out that gambling addiction could only happen to individuals with weak minds. But you could never tell because anyone of us can become a compulsive gambler which will lead to gambling addiction.

A person is usually susceptible to gambling addiction if he is under a high amount of stress, stranded in a job that he hates, or having a miserable relationship. Due to these circumstances, many people would try to find ways to contend with their problems and gambling is one of the ways that stressed out individuals look for.

The first stage of gambling addiction is the denial stage wherein people will go gambling just for one reason and that is to win because they think that winning can erase all their problems in life. Unfortunately, these people never realized that the more they desire to win, the more they are lead down deep into gambling addiction. They usually deny that they are into gambling addiction because they will reason out that they are still in perfect control and will stop gambling anytime they want. But the truth is that they won't be able to because they are already addicted to it.

Gambling addiction comes in various forms. There are some people who are gambling addicts due to the sounds, the lights, and the winnings especially in slot machines. Gambling addiction usually starts with slot machines because many people think that these have lesser risks. They are willing to spend lots of hours playing in slot machines thus becoming lost in the race for the big win and due to their greed, they will never be satisfied even if they already have lots of winnings.

Gambling addiction in slot machines can actually progress to table games where the risk is much higher. Although there are gamblers who really know how to control themselves in gambling but there are still lots of people who don't know self-control.

The treatment for gambling addiction is really hard but the good thing is that it can be done. The whole concept of the treatment is really self-control and you must view gambling only as a source of entertainment and not as a source of money and livelihood. Be a responsible gambler and always have self-evaluation to know your current state of being near or far from gambling addiction.

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