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Teenage Gambling Epidemic Ahead

February 22, 2019 mike 0

7.8% of Children have PTSD due to Bullying & Violence A Study published in the Lancet today states that “Tens of thousands” of UK children now have PTSD due to bullying and violence. 7.8% percent of people under the age of 18 3 out of 10 children experience some kind of trauma […]

Live Gambling Support Initiatives

Planned Projects

February 18, 2019 mike 1

Gambling Block APP There are a handful of Gambling Block APPs out there, but some of them don’t even work properly. And it’s widely agreed that putting barriers in place is the first thing that MUST be done. So let’s build our own, shall we? One of the largest internet […]

Gambling Addiction Book

Want to Know the TRUTH about Gambling?

January 31, 2019 mike 2

WHY DO some people gamble normally while others can’t stop, end up in debt, stressed out and suicidal? WHAT is actually different about them and HOW did they get this way? No-one has dared to ask these questions before… until now. And the answers are simply astonishing. This ground-breaking book […]

Future Gambling Support Projects

Live Projects

February 15, 2019 mike 0

Online Recovery Community GamHelp is a community for problem Gamblers and the people close to them. It’s an independent support network that can be used on its own, or to complement existing actitivies like counselling, the NHS, GA and Gamcare in order to assist short & long term recovery. The […]

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Watching Gambling inside a MRI Scanner

February 21, 2019 mike 0

      Watch Tony Franklin’s brain get excited even thinking about Gambling in this amazing BBC Panorama documentary. It clearly shows the reward system lighting up (obviously prior to the prefrontal cortex shutdown phase).    

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Appendix VI – Prefrontal Cortex Research Links

February 15, 2019 mike 0

If you haven’t read the book yet then this post won’t mean much to you. But here is just a small selection of articles and tests regarding PFC interference or shutdown. A search of Google Scholar and other resources suggest there could be in the region of 100+ studies with […]

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How to Get Off Gambling & Stay Off

November 9, 2017 mike 2

  A Recovery Strategy that has Kept me Gambling Free for 25 Years. I haven’t made it this far by accident or by luck. I have a recovery strategy – a daily plan – which is listed below. But be warned – miss ones out and you DRAMATICALLY increase your chances […]

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Recovery Lessons I’ve Learned

November 1, 2017 mike 0

The author of this blog is a recovering compulsive gambler that has been off gambling for 25 years. Want your own recovery? Simple – read this, learn from it and do it. You can read his story in full, but here are some key things that he has learned from […]

My Story

November 4, 2017 mike 3

My gambling story started young. I used to play machines on seaside family holidays when I was young, like 8 or 9, but my parents would drag me away when I’d run out of money. Innocent normal stuff.   University Challenge 10 years later I’m at Uni in the mid […]

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Questions for a Gambler

August 1, 2017 mike 0

If you think you may be a compulsive gambler or have a serious problem, here are some questions to ask yourself (or get someone to ask you). There’s no point in lying – especially to yourself – especially now. So be as honest as you can!   Am I a […]

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Introduction – Readme

August 10, 2017 mike 0

This blog is for people that need help – gambling addicts and their friends, families and loved ones. The very fact that you’re here means that you have already pushed yourself (or others) to your limits and beyond. ‘Normal’ is a distant memory and no longer applies to your behaviour […]

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How to Spot a Gambling Addict

August 20, 2017 mike 0

It’s difficult to spot an addict in the wild as very few actually admit to being one, even with a gun to their head! But if you know what you are looking for, there ARE addiction signs. Prior to treatment, every addict is in the denial phase and when confronted […]

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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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Questions for Someone Affected by Gambling

August 25, 2017 mike 0

Love ones and families are often the first to be affected by gambling. If you are worried that someone close to you may have a gambling problem, here are some questions to ask yourself. Tune out what you are being told, and for 3 minutes think for yourself and come […]

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Why not just come clean?

August 30, 2017 mike 0

Seriously? The gambler will do anything and everything to keep his shameful secret from being discovered by the people around them.   The Gambler and the Awful Truth If the family or loved one was to hear the truth about the thousands of hours spent gambling when they been told […]