According to National Council on Problem Gambling, gambling addiction is a gambling behavior which causes disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational. The term "Problem Gambling" includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as "Pathological", or "Compulsive" Gambling, a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, "chasing" losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences (NCPG, 2014).
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Ten Questions About Gambling Behavior
If you or someone you know answers “Yes” to any of these questions, consider seeking assistance from a professional regarding this gambling behavior by contacting our Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or book now! and ask for our Gambling Therapist.
Self Help Resources
1. Gamblers Anonymous is fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
2. Gam-Anon is a self-help organization for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers.
3. Your First Step to Change Online Workbook - This guide will help you understand gambling, figure out if you need to change, and decide how to deal with the actual process of change.