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Gambling Addiction

Problematic engagement in addictive behaviour of gambling to an extent that it starts affecting work performance, relations and life. The person's personal and family life may get affected and cause financial troubles.

Gambling Addiction

Facts To Know!!

  • Alcohol, drugs and gambling results in strained marriages and divorce
  • Men are more prone to gambling addiction in comparison to female
  • More than 70% of gambler reported engaging in illegal acts to get money
  • More than 70% of gambler reported engaging in illegal acts to get money
  • More than 70 percent of gambler reported engaging in illegal acts to get money
  • More than 70 percent of gambler reported engaging in illegal acts to get money
  • Compulsive gamblers report arrest and other legalities
  • Around 1 in 25 adolescents engage in gambling behaviour

Gambling Addiction

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What causes Gambling Addiction?

  • Exposure in the environment and easy accessibility to gambling groups

  • Underlying mental conditions such as depression

  • Unhealthy stress-coping practices in life

  • Genetic history of same and different addictions

Embarrassment

Social withdrawal

Lying and hiding

Financial loss

Lost sense of time

Inability to stop

Increased involvement

Pre-occupation

Symptoms of Gambling Addiction?

Treatment

  • Individual Counselling to know about the cause of addiction and to set restrictions on the same

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for behaviour change, better time management and enhanced meaning in life

  • Family therapy for a supportive environment and purposeful engagement

  • Psycho-education to understand the addictive properties of mobile or gaming

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