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Addicted To Gambling

by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker
Nov 2, 2006



Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction is the addiction which is the newly found addictions in the United States. It is found that between 2 to 4 percent of adults and 4 to 6 percent of teenagers have addictions to gambling. The addiction is found to be fast growing and the gambling industry seems to be touching the skies. New casinos are coming up and the gambler can find one in every street of the city in the whole world. The gambling addiction in the United States is also known with terms like Pathological gambling and Compulsive gambling.

Addicted to gambling is an individual whose life is dependant and restricted by their ambition to continue following the same behavior pattern. The addiction if continued would get progressively worse. The end result can include fail, institutions, illness, poverty and death. People who are addicted to gambling find it difficult to face the problem. What is important is that you decide to do something about it.

People who addicted to gambling find problems in their lives in the following manner:

  • They donít get proper sleep

  • Find it hard to concentrate

  • They are unable to get gambling off their mind

  • Find hard to stay at their workplace

  • They get very irritated after loosing the game

  • They start getting financial problems

Online Gambling

Online gambling has a very negative effect on gambling addictions. The easy accessibility and the eye catching features of the gambling sites have made a lot of effect on the teenage gamblers. Research has shown that teenagers are three times more likely to develop gambling addictions than adults. This is because the teenagers are able to gamble at the flick of a button from the privacy of their homes.

Gambling Addiction Help

Gambling is very much a leisure activity. A player would start getting addicted only when it becomes more than a leisure activity. Gambling casinos depend on the gamblers looses to make a profit. It not that the casinos are up to take gamblers money but the casino is a place to try out ones luck and show your gambling skills. There are many ways of getting out of gambling addiction. Most of the addicts die of their addiction and they take their family members down with them. The first thing in recovery to gambling addiction is to get honest with yourself. If you are just going to sit and think about, nothing is going to get better. Addiction doesnít get better, it only gets worse. 
























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