Addiction Studies

Understanding Addiction

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September 2017

Helping A Loved One With His Gambling Addiction

Source: recoveryranch.com

 

“Gambling addiction, also known as pathological gambling, compulsive gambling, problem gambling, or gambling disorder involves maladaptive patterns of gambling behavior that the individual persists with, despite negative consequences,” according to Elizabeth Hartney, BSc., MSc., MA, PhD. Gambling problem does not only distress the gambler but the people around him as well. It actually can lead to acute (sometimes damaging) results to people close to them. Debt and loss of property are imminent if anyone in the family is a gambling addict. The will lie and deceive their friends. Children are unkempt and are often the bearers of physical and verbal abuse.

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