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 […]
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Tight budgets have motivated many states to expand legalized gambling, which has proven to be a fertile and convenient source of income for government bodies desperately seeking funds to keep various public programs afloat. Too often, however, legislators have chosen to increase the number of gambling options available in their states without taking into the […]
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. […]
Pathological gambling is gaining accessibility through the use of smart phones and laptops. No longer relegated to brick-and-mortar establishments, those who want to gamble can do so anytime, anywhere. Despite the accessibility for the masses to play the odds, when it comes to treating pathological gambling, the strategy may require nuanced sensibilities, says a new […]
For someone with impulsive tendencies, the open availability of online gambling might present a real problem. It’s one thing for problem gamblers to avoid getting into their car and head to a local casino, especially if they have the support of family or friends. It’s a whole other ballgame to be sitting behind closed doors, […]
Some people can have fun making a neighborly bet on the outcome of the Super Bowl, but for others gambling is habitual and even compulsive. The compulsion to gamble is often driven, as with so many other addictions, by the desire to fill an emotional hole. Chronic gamblers may be able to hide their problem […]
By Suzanne Kane In an historic move, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law a bill that legalizes online gambling in the state, making Nevada the first state in the country to approve interstate online gambling. Nevada’s coup is in beating out New Jersey’s push to set the precedent. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, […]
According to a recent Yahoo! News Post some people think gambling is virtually harmless compared to other addictions such as bath salts, drugs or prescription painkillers. However, gambling can be one of most dangerous physical addictions around. You may wonder how that could be the case? The problem is when it comes to gambling there […]
According to a recent article, Facebook has lost some of its market value recently and has decided to increase revenues by introducing a new Bingo app. The new online gambling app, Bingo Friendzy App will not be a positive one for children.
People who gamble online are more likely to abuse alcohol and marijuana, according to a new study from Concordia University in Canada.