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Signs of gambling addiction, London counselling resources

A compulsive gambler is in the grips of a progressive disease. They often are starting off with small bets but as they continue to gambling and push the line to all or nothing, they begin to have many negative side effects. Personally they range from anxiety, anger, secrecy, depression and more. The gambler develops an [...]

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Gambling addiction in the UK and current gambling statistics

Gambling addiction is a tough habit to beat as it grips you in a short term reward pattern wherein the player does not fully comprehend the long term losses and impact on their quality of life. Their brain becomes wired to seek out the pleasure of the bet and the win. In case of a [...]

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Gambling addiction triggers and beating cravings

Cravings are a normal part of winning against gambling addiction.  It is similar to have a healing wound on your body, as it heals it can start to itch.  This means it is getting better.  The solution to healing is to deal with the itch responsibly; you wouldn’t cut your wound again to remove the [...]

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Signs of gambling addiction includes substance abuse

<span style="color: #000000;">The pathological gambling addict has another problem to face. Found in a new study, the problem gambler population is also up to 20% substance abusers.</span> <span style="color: #000000;">The study from Dr. Flora Matheson at the St. Michael's Hospital Centre confirmed a high likelihood for gambling addiction to be connected to drug addiction.</span> <span [...]

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Gambling addiction: The real numbers

The 2010 British Gambling Prevalence Survey showed 73% of adults in Great Britain had gambled in the past year, that is about 35.5 million adults! About 1-2% of gamblers are found to be problem gamblers, making 355,000 to 710,000 adults with a form of gambling addiction. This small group can generate 30% - 60% of [...]

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How gambling addiction counselling works, an insider’s view of what you can expect when you choose professional help

An inside peak into the steps and process for beating gambling addiction.  This case study illustrates the threefold approach to creating a successful outcome for 'David', an anonymous portrayal of real client's addiction, treatment, and counselling. The client. David was 38 years old when he came to me. He was a senior manager at an [...]

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Get on a winning streak

Compulsive gamblers who want to stop losing and reclaim their lives, jobs and relationships must start by ‘unpacking’ their thinking. Mark Dempster shares his threefold approach with clients, from casinos to money markets. Many of the gambling addicts whom I treat have been or are working in the financial sectors – bankers, traders, accountants and [...]

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Economic cost of gambling addiction takes heavy toll

Gambling is just like some other risky activities, in that when done in moderation, for enjoyment, there’s nothing too bad about it. However, like other bad habits, it becomes destructive when a person becomes addicted and the economic impact of gambling addiction exacts a heavy toll. A Catholic nun is facing grand larceny charges in [...]

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Football’s addiction to gambling

To my mind, gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair. I have never got in over my head where gaming is concerned but I have witnessed some horror stories that have made the front page of the national press and, away from the blackjack table, I have experienced the sharp decline [...]

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Fantasy Football Betting Increasing to Potentially Addictive Levels

With the first days of autumn upon us, the sounds of the snap of a football and cheering fans aren’t the only reminders that football is hugely important to millions of people. For the individual with a penchant toward betting, football season triggers more than just fan enthusiasm. And the problem is more than just [...]

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