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How can a gambling addiction affect your physical health status?

How can a gambling addiction affect your physical health status?

Many ways: Gambling addiction like all addictions relies on Dopamine and positive reinforcement. The behaviors leading to gambling included compulsive behavior and disregard for personal well being it is within realm that your health suffers. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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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


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I was just wondering how can gambling addiction affect health status?

I was just wondering how can gambling addiction affect health status?

Gambling addiction: If you gamble to the exclusion of exercise, it will endanger your health. So will gambling in smoke-filled casinos, especially if you smoke also. If you gamble away your money, you won't be able to pay for healthy food or a place to live. If you owe money to the wrong kinds of people, they may acutely endanger your health. Gambler's anonymous can help: http://www.Gamblersanonymous.Org/ga/. ...Read more

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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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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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How do I help my father with a gambling addiction?

Get him: To a meeting and to a psychiatric evaluation. Gamblers' anonymous is a good place to start. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my sports gambling addiction?

What can be done to stop my sports gambling addiction?

Addiction: Treatment is the same as with any addiction. This website is a good start: http://www.Ncpgambling.Org/i4a/pages/index.Cfm?Pageid=1. ...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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Is it possible to get help with gambling addiction without going to a psychiatrist?

Yes: There are support groups such as gamblers anonymous which can be helpful. A person with a gambling addiction would also want to consider therapy. One key idea is to make sure that the person is in a supportive environment with people who will both encourage and hold him/her accountable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any gambling addiction treatment centers in greensburg, pennsylvania?

Can you tell me if there are any gambling addiction treatment centers in greensburg, pennsylvania?

Gamblers Anonymous: Try gamblers anonymous. They will know which clinics have the best programs. I googled them ; got this listing of meetings in pa: http://www.Dsf.Health.State.Pa.Us/health/lib/health/bdap/listing_of_pennsylvania_weekly_meeting.Pdf. ...Read more

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How do I help my mother with severe gambling addiction?

Addiction & Family: You might want to attend a meeting of gam-anon for the family and friends of problem gamblers. You would have more support then to let go of the idea that you caused her addiction or that you could control it or cure it (the three c's of gam-anon). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to help a family member from his gambling addiction?

Express your concern: ; encourage him or her to try out ga (gambler's anonymous). It is free, confidential and beneficial. ...Read more

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Am I wrong to enable my boyfriends gambling addiction so I can have alone time?

Gambling: It will be harder to slow his gambling when you do want to spend time with him. Enabling an addict seldom has any positives ...Read more

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How to quit a gambling addiction?

How to quit a gambling addiction?

Gambling addiction: Treatment is available. Options include gamblers anonymous meetings and/or psychological or psychiatric treatments. ...Read more

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Strategies/tips to stop gambling addiction?

Don't gamble at all.: Don't go to places where people gamble. Think seriously about the damage that gambling has done in your life. Encourage gambler's anonymous. It is a beneficial, confidential and free 12 step program that can be the base for recovery. Take care. ...Read more

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Is gambling addiction a real addiction (like heroin)?

Yes: If by "real addiction" you mean "very hard to stop" and "can actually get physical symptoms when you try to stop", then indeed it is. The physical symptoms are milder but the craving is as real, and the risk of suicide is far greater. Don't look down on a compulsive gambler as weak; it's a strange combination of brain chemicals, and may respond to medication and/or wise talk. ...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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How can a gambling addiction affect your physical health status?

Many ways: Gambling addiction like all addictions relies on Dopamine and positive reinforcement. The behaviors leading to gambling included compulsive behavior and disregard for personal well being it is within realm that your health suffers. ...Read more

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How might a physical health problem affect your social health?

How might a physical health problem affect your social health?

See: http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-relationship-between-mental-and-physical-health/

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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
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Physical Health (Definition)

As opposed to mental, spiritual or emotional health, physical health is the overall condition of a living organism at a given time. It is the soundness of the body, freedom from disease or abnormality, and the condition of optimal well-being. It is when the body is functioning as it ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Gambling Addiction (Definition)

Gambling addiction occurs when someone spends excessive time gambling, thinking about gambling or making preparations to gamble such that it negatively impacts their ...Read more