Addiction Topic: Gambling Addiction and Treatment (p. 1 of 1)

  • Lottery Addiction

    Lottery Addiction

    Sports Betting, Scratch Cards and the Lottery, What do they have in common? When I thought about Gambling Addiction, I pretty much related this to Casino’s, Slot Machines, Poker Tables, Black Jack Tables, and Roulette etc. I never realized the different avenues this addiction can take. I’ve heard about Sports Betting, Scratch Cards and the Lottery, I just never thought about it when...

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  • Understanding Gambling Addiction

    Understanding Gambling Addiction

    How long has Gambling been around? The best I can come up with is that gambling has been part of the human culture for many years, possibly hundreds or thousands in one form or another. A set of ivory dice dating from before 1500 BC was discovered from Thebes, while specific writings mentioning gambling were found on a tablet in the Pyramid of Cheops.
    As early as the 14th century, we have...

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  • Gambling Addiction - What defines it? What drives it? and What the Expected Outcomes Are as a Result of It?

    Gambling Addiction - What defines it? What drives it? and What the Expected Outcomes Are as a Result of It?

    Everyone knows the premise of gambling. One goes into a casino to have a good time, spend a little money and go home. After all, one game of poker never hurt anyone. The issue is when one game turns into two, three, or four. The problem is, the house will always win and inpiduals addicted to gambling don’t understand this factual statement until it’s too late. They also don’t...

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  • Compulsive Gambling Addiction and Treatment

    Compulsive Gambling Addiction and Treatment

    “Any betting or wagering, for self or others, whether for money or not, no matter how slight or insignificant, where the outcome is uncertain or depends upon chance or 'skill' constitutes gambling.”...Gamblers Anonymous
    Introduction Slot machines, black jack, lotto, the pool table, horse racing, lotto and going to casinos are for the majority of individuals a fun, harmless,...

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