we can help gambling addicts to recover

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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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 […]

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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 Elevator of Despair “I can’t wait to go back to the … again to see if I can win again” “I didn’t win […]

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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 […]