Gambling Addiction

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"Today, we will be talking about Gambling Addictions. Here to share with us more about this topic Herbert E. Newman, Psy.D., President, Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling.
Our show attempts to dispel myths and misconceptions about the ways in which people can and do recover. The myth are we are going to bust today? . .Myth: People can’t be addicted to gambling because there is not substance used or abused. The FACT is, at least one third of all addicted gamblers have a co-occurring behavioral health disorder. Addicted gamblers have the highest suicide rate among the addictive disorders."

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"I am an addict. I am a liar; I am a cheat; I am a thief. I am all of these things when I am in addiction."

Jane

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Tips & Hints

  • Ask someone to help you

    Don't be put off by this. You can do it on your own but the support of others makes it easier, especially if you've got serious problem...
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  • Limit your access to cash

    About one in five problem gamblers can give it up fairly easily. Most find that for quite a time they can't stop if they have cash in t...
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  • Fill the gap

    Problem gamblers may spend 10-20 hours or more a week gambling. They also spend a lot of time thinking and worrying about their gamblin...
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  • Friends can help

    There is no doubt that if you have help from your spouse and close friends you are more likely to succeed. Make an effort to explain yo...
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  • Relax and look after yourself

    Giving up when you've spent hours each week gambling can make you feel tense and irritable. This can feel even worse when you still go ...
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