A Story about Gambling Addiction and Recovery.

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"Online poker and slot machines, lottery tickets and scratch-offs, casino trips, poker games and sporting event pools...do you have a gambling problem? Online gambling is a real problem for many, even bingo betting can become an addiction.

While people that seek treatment for problem gambling make up 2 to 4 percent of the population; the underground nature of the addiction and the ease of Internet gambling make it likely that the numbers are much, much higher. More than 80 percent of gambling addicts never seek treatment and of those who do: 75 percent relapse. Treatment itself is often too expensive for someone that is already strapped for cash.

Are you hooked on the high of winning? Do you find yourself chasing that next jackpot even though you seem to be just chasing losses? Are you spending more and more? Lying to your family? Dodging debtors? Borrowing money, selling everything or even stealing?

Have you made promises to yourself about gambling that you can't seem to keep? Does your shame or anxiety drive you to gamble as an escape?

Gambling hijacks your brain and prevents you from thinking realistically or making good decisions. The real path to recovery lies in taking control of your thinking. My workbook can help you get the same feeling of reward and excitement that you get from gambling in constructive rather than destructive ways. Choose from among the proven practices I've compiled in ""Problem Gambling: How to Beat a Gambling Addiction"" [http://designlifecoach.com/problem-ga...] to wrest your life back from your addiction.

Visit the Design Life Library [http://designlifecoach.com/distance-c...] created by me, Success Dynamics Specialist Oksana Tashakova, to learn more."


"If it wasn't for her gambling counsellor I don't think I would have made it this far."


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