How do I know if I have gambling addiction?
You will know if you have gambling addiction if gambling affects your life negatively, emotionally, financially and spiritually. If you have gambled alone, and have missed work, losing more than you can, or lie about gambling, chances are you have gambling addiction. “Compulsive gambling” is considered an impulse control disorder and is characterized by uncontrollable impulses and impulses to be at stake. “Gambling problems” are considered less severe than compulsive gambling, but it is still a very serious problem.
Someone in my family is addicted to gambling. What do I have to do?
There are many paths that you can take when family members are addicted to gambling. You can go to Gamanon who met himself to get 12-mistop support from other members of the gambler’s family. (Check links and resources). This might be a good first step in finding out how to approach your family members, because every situation is different. Please check the resource page for more information about this topic.
I have gambling addiction and I lost a lot of money. I owe, and I don’t know what to do. Can you help?
Going to debt is one of the biggest effects of gambling addiction. This can affect the gambler after he stopped gambling and was one of the long-term consequences of gambling addiction. When you attend Gamblers Group 12 anonymous steps you can find support from trusted members on how to deal with your debt problems. Please also visit link pages and resources to find out more about debt and credit solutions as a result of your gambling addiction. Remember, gambling addiction is not a matter of money .. This is an emotional and spiritual problem with financial consequences.
Can I have gambling addiction if I go to the casino … but most win?
Yes. There are 4 phases of gambling addiction. 1. The phase of the winner: usually starts with a big victory and belief that luck will continue indefinitely. 2. Phase loss: more pre-occupied with gambling. You gamble alone, lose work, lying about your existence, and start pursuing your losses. 3. Despair phase: This is truly characterized by loss of control, preoccupation with gambling, default in most debts, cheating or stealing, loss of work or primary relationship. 4. Desperate Phase: You Press Rock Bottom. You can also abuse drugs or alcohol. Suicide thoughts and efforts often occur in this phase.
I gambled when I was lonely and depressed. How could that be?
You are most likely known as “Escape Gambler” you gamble to avoid emotional pain. Most “runaway trackers” can be addicted to slot machines, online gambling, and bingo. “Gambler action” is someone who enjoys taking risks and gambling on skill games such as sports betting, stock markets, and cards. “Action gamblers” traditionally male, however, genders become well represented in each group.
I realized that I had a problem … What was the first step to get help?