Gambling Addiction

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A disorder of impulse control in which a person makes wagers of various types—in casinos, at horse races, to book-makers—which compromises, disrupts, or damages personal, family, or vocational pursuits
Management Gamblers’ Anonymous, a 12-step program modeled after Alcoholics’ Anonymous; no phramacologic intervention has proven successful
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The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) today announced that Florida Governor Jeb Bush has proclaimed March 6-12, 2006, as "Problem Gambling Awareness Week.
During March, DDAP together with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.
Patrick, it should be prepared to fend off unwanted criminal activity and deal with an upswing in compulsive gambling problems, experts warn.
The charity helps sportsmen and women who are suffering from addictive illnesses such as alcoholism, drug abuse, compulsive gambling and eating disorders.
John Bothe accused track management of trying to force him to conduct televised handicapping seminars, which he said could plunge him back into compulsive gambling.
COMPULSIVE gambling is an addiction and has to be approached as one.
A spokesman said: "The British Medical Association recognises compulsive gambling as a psychological disorder, and three per cent of people have the potential to develop the problem.
The researchers observed that seven patients experiencing new-onset compulsive gambling or hypersexuality were taking dopamine agonists in therapeutic doses.
A recent survey conducted by the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling showed a prevalence of gambling addiction and gambling problems in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Whether talking about newspaper employees who have a conflict of interest due to borrowing to pay off gambling debts, people who defraud banks and associates, or athletes who bet on games in violation of league rules, there should be no general moral or legal recognition of compulsive gambling disorder as a valid reason for such behavior.
Almost 70 percent of those surveyed agreed that California cities are not designed to handle the impacts of major problems caused by the huge Las Vegas-style casinos proposed by tribes -- like traffic gridlock, increased crime, environmental problems and social problems caused by compulsive gambling.
Gambling addiction on college and even high school campuses has not received the attention of other vices, including alcohol- and drug-abuse, said the speakers, who were invited to Holy Cross by the event's host, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling.