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 estimated national social cost to families and communities from bankruptcy, divorce, job loss, and criminal justice costs associated with problem gambling is $6.
Help and support For anyone affected by problem gambling, you can seek help 8am to midnight, seven days a week, from the National Gambling HelpLine on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or via web chat at www.
In general, Ledgerwood adds, "The problem gambling literature tends to be 10 to 15 years behind the substance use literature.
Despite an increase in gambling opportunities, rates of problem gambling have remained stable.
As an industry, we care deeply about helping problem gamblers, and tackling the causes of problem gambling.
The company stated that levels of problem gambling had remained "consistently low" over the last 10 years, and said successive surveys suggested less than 1% of the population had a problem.
An Association of British Bookmakers spokesman said: "Anti-betting campaigners have not produced new quantifiable evidence that there is a causal link between problem gambling and gaming machines.
Petry, a psychologist at the University of Connecticut Health Center, discovered that women's problem gambling typically begins after the age of 55.
International studies use various terms interchangeably such as gambling addiction, pathological gambling, problem gambling and so on, hence direct comparisons are difficult.
I have learned much about these social costs from serving on the Lane County Problem Gambling Advisory Committee.
Abstract: This paper examines evidence relating to harmful consequences of gambling in the Australian Indigenous population and highlights the failure of research to date to define problem gambling from Indigenous perspectives or to tailor research processes to accommodate the cultural beliefs and experiences of Indigenous groups.
The state should spend significantly more money," said Glen Cannon, a board member of the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling.

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