Compulsive gambling disorder

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

Compulsive gambling disorder

An impulse control disorder in which an individual cannot resist gambling despite repeated losses.
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At sentencing, HETHERTON moved for a downward departure from the applicable sentencing guideline range on two grounds, including that, having used the vast majority of the stolen funds for gambling purposes, his subsequent presentence rehabilitative efforts to address his compulsive gambling disorder warranted a departure.
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.
Bossier and Webster Parishes are truly on the leading edge of incorporating new technology and implementing a single, unified case management system that will help manage cases and track data for compulsive gambling disorders, which can so tragically affect a person, family, and community.