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Gambling Away The Retirement Years

Gambling Away The Retirement Years

First came state lotteries. Then Indian casinos. Now it’s Internet gaming. There are more venues than ever for gambling. For some it’s nothing more than a harmless day’s entertainment. For others it’s a high-risk situation where an entire future can be lost in a single day. This is especially true for senior citizens. Gambling – […]

March Madness Puts Gambling Addicts At Risk

March Madness Puts Gambling Addicts At Risk

By giving its followers 67 opportunities in 21 days to challenge point spreads, the NCAA  tournament delivers a uniquely concentrated gambling experience. The NCAA basketball tournament eclipses every other sporting extravaganza – including the Super Bowl — in bets wagered, with an estimated $12 billion on the line in 2014. According to the National Gambling […]

How Cocaine Addiction And Gambling Addiction Go Hand In Hand

How Cocaine Addiction And Gambling Addiction Go Hand In Hand

Addicts seem to make inexplicable choices. They forfeit the very things that most people recognize as the keys to happiness in life, such as relationships with family, their career and friendships in pursuit of the addiction. There has been extensive research conducted in attempt to explain the self-destructive behaviors that accompany addiction. The studies have […]

How Is Gambling Addiction Similar To Cocaine Addiction?

How Is Gambling Addiction Similar To Cocaine Addiction?

Cocaine addiction is a prime example of classic substance addiction, which occurs when brain changes related to drug or alcohol use lead to persistent substance cravings and severely dysfunctional patterns of behavior. Gambling addiction is the only officially recognized form of behavioral addiction, which produces cravings and dysfunctional behavior not related to substance use. In […]

Free Play Gambling Online – Betting on Gambling Addiction?

Free Play Gambling Online – Betting on Gambling Addiction?

Many people are able to gamble harmlessly for fun. However, some will develop gambling problems serious enough to impact their life.  A small percentage will struggle with “pathological gambling,” the most serious form of this type of addiction, which can cause long-lasting emotional, physical and financial consequences. Like substance abuse, problem gambling requires addiction treatment. […]