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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RESEARCH which suggests there are 40,000 men and women in Ireland battling some sort of gambling addiction is deeply concerning.
When arrested, Jones made frank admissions and said he had a gambling addiction which got him into debt.
Clive Wolfendale, chief executive of CAIS drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Wrexham, described gambling addiction as "one of the key challenges of our age".
26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To recognize March as National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the state departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Agriculture have teamed with the Pennsylvania Lottery and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to promote resources intended to help individuals with a gambling addiction.
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FORMER West Bromwich Albion striker John Hartson has told how he almost lost his wife over his gambling addiction.
Like an alcoholic, a gambling addiction is never cured, we cannot stop at one bet.
Reportedly, Garner had planned a family vacation to Detroit this year but she had to cancel the plans due to Affleck's growing gambling addiction.
Although gambling addiction affects 2 million Americans a year, it often remains unrecognized and overshadowed by other addictions, disorders and social issues.
Brian Barry of Gamble Aware, a national support helpline, said that while gambling addiction was once associated mainly with middle-aged men this is no longer the case.
For anyone else struggling with a gambling addiction, Michael offered some advice.