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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
35 doctors shared insights

Gambling Addiction (Overview)

Gambling addiction is a serious problem that can strain personal relationships, interfere with responsibilities at home and work, and lead to financial catastrophe.


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How can gambling addiction affect health?

How can gambling addiction affect health?

All addictions: Negatively effect our health. We spend way to much time doing them and not enough time taking care of ourselves. So exercise goes out the window; eating well goes out the window; as does socializing. All these things are part of being a healthy human being! ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
35 doctors shared insights

Gambling Addiction (Overview)

Gambling addiction is a serious problem that can strain personal relationships, interfere with responsibilities at home and work, and lead to financial catastrophe.


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What are the common symptoms of gambling addiction?

What are the common symptoms of gambling addiction?

Troubles: Gambling addicts are unable to control their gambling in spite of negative consequences in their work and family lives. Mutual support helps: gamblers anonymous for the gambler, gam-anon for their families and friends. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

counseling
1 hrs, every other day for 3 months
tell your doctor. and seek medical care
once
develop support network, stop lying, tell family
once
12 step program support
once
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What are the tests for gambling addiction?

What are the tests for gambling addiction?

Troubles from it: Similarly to other addictions, you have it if you gamble instead of doing other important things, if you think about it though the time, she cannot stop doing it even though you realize it is detrimental. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the therapy for gambling addiction?

I want to know what's the therapy for gambling addiction?

CBT + 12-step perhap: I'd try an experienced cbt therapist who knows enough about gambling addiction and perhaps look for a good match with a 12-step group. Each is a bit different, so you might make a few trial visits to see if one fits for you. Good luck with this. Interesting, i just realized that like some gambling - it may be a mix of skill and luck - cool? ...Read more

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Stress, caused by gambling addiction and family commitments?

Not sure: What the specific question is, but these are serious issues that could b helped by therapy and medication. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gambling addiction?

What is the treatment for gambling addiction?

I'm glad you asked: There are a variety of cognitive and medication-based treatments. Of all the addictions, this is the one most likely to lead to suicide. Think of those who you love, and who love you. You are CERTAIN to lose this if the behavior continues. Let this give you the strength to go along with treatment. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can one prevent gambling addiction?

Stay away from: Casinos and places where gambling may occur. Avoid alcohol when you might be tempted to gamble. Attend gamblers anonymous to get support and learn other ways to prevent gambling addiction. ...Read more

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How to defeat gambling addiction?

How to defeat gambling addiction?

No fast fix: My colleague's advice to attend a 12 step group is very good. Your physician can offer medication that in low doses may abolish the craving. I would also urge you to think of the people who love you, and who you love. Compulsive gambling is one of the most common factors leading to suicide. Think of how much you have to live for. Let love give you strength to do what you must in overcoming this. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
612 doctors shared insights

Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


Dr. Mark Shukhman
120 doctors shared insights

Gambling (Definition)

Gambling refers to betting. Some people are considered to ...Read more