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The 4 secrets to a successful gambling intervention – Convince someone you love to get some help for their problem gambling.
Do like to gamble? Do you ever wonder if you’re putting yourself at risk of developing a gambling problem? Well, the more often you play and the more you wager the greater your odds of getting in trouble. Want to know if your gambling falls within a ‘normal’ range? Compare your habits to North American averages to see how you stack up.
Struggling with gambling debts? Here are 7 steps you can take to get back in control of your financial situation and to stop gambling for good.
No matter how long a slot machine goes between payouts – when you press that button, it’s never more or less likely to pay off. Understand the true nature of randomness and understand that past events do not influence future outcomes. People who fail to understand the truth about games of chance are more likely to make poor betting decisions and are more prone to developing gambling problems – so get educated and save your money and yourself!
While most seniors gamble for recreation only, a small subgroup of the elderly are at increased risk to develop a gambling problem. Risk factors for a gambling problem can include the loss of a spouse, health problems that limit participation in other activities, a need for money and others.
Teens are attracted to the excitement and financial reward of gambling, and since gambling is easily accessible and socially approved, about three quarters of teens in grades 7 to 12 say that they do, at least occasionally lay a bet. However, teens are at a much greater higher of developing gambling problems and the earlier a teen starts gambling, the greater their risk of a lifetime problem.
While there is no way anyone can predict who’s going to wind up having a gambling problem, researchers have identified a number of known ‘risk factors’ that seem to up the chances of trouble down the road.
Researchers have shown that pathological gambling seems to ‘cause’ diseases like tachycardia, angina and liver disease.
Worried about your gambling? Take these 2 very quick self tests to find out if you’ve really got something to worry about.
Just as the 12 steps help alcoholics reclaim sobriety, they also help many to overcome an addiction to gambling.
An intervention offers family a powerful weapon against the devastation of gambling addiction.
What is gambling addiction - how does it happen - who is at risk - and what to do about it?
Learn why VLTs earn their reputation as the crack cocaine of gambling.
From recreational gambler to pathological gambler, all addicts pass through three stages of behavior and irrational thinking.
As many as 15 million Americans have a problem with gambling, and an estimated 2 million or more are gambling addicts. Learn how to differentiate between problem and pathological gambling.