addictions

Is Gambling different from other Addictions?

September 22, 2017 mike 0

Good question. With addictions people “using” alcohol, drugs, porn, shopping, food, smartphones, etc, all exhibit identical behaviours, but with a different “drug” of choice. Although the gambling addiction is hidden in plain sight, let’s just cover what it has in common with other major addictions. Consider these 3 different people […]

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Crossing the Invisible Line

September 10, 2017 mike 0

When does a ‘normal’ gambler cross over to become an ‘abnormal’ or problem gambler? Firstly let us define what is normal and what is abnormal.   What is a Normal Gambler? Anyone engaging in Normal gambling can: Just have one or two bets, and not gamble until their last pound […]

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Inevitable Outcomes

September 5, 2017 mike 0

Listening to gambling stories, you can quickly see the pattern of thought processes that go inside a gambler mind throughout their addiction cycle. Gambling Stories – The Slippery Slope “I can’t wait to go back to the … again to see if I can win again” “I didn’t win like the […]

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Can You become Brain Washed by Gambling?

September 15, 2017 mike 1

Absolutely, Gamblers become literally “brain washed” by their own chemical reactions. This is due to the Dopamine Addiction that the gambling stimulates and persists.   The Cocktail of Drugs inside a Gambler’s Brain Here is a visual representation of the different chemical interactions and the jobs they perform. It’s easy to […]

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In Love with Gambling

September 17, 2017 mike 0

The addicted compulsive gambler is quite literally emotionally & chemically in love with Gambling.   In Love with Gambling? The effect of this loving feeling starts when the first thoughts of gambling begin, even before the first bet is placed: The body becomes stressed by the risks involved, and releases Adrenaline […]

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Treatment of Gambling Addiction

September 28, 2017 mike 1

For more information on how to overcome your gambling compulsion, contact any one of the following UK organisations for treatment. If you haven’t already, ask yourself these questions.   Organisations for the Treatment of Gambling Addiction Gamblers Anonymous (GA) UK – the leading organisation for people with a compulsive gambling […]