Understanding Problem Gambling
Problem gambling is a mental health disorder in which an individual has a psychological preoccupation and urge to gamble. This results in excessive gambling, the outcome of which is the loss of time, money and self-esteem. The gambling can progress to a point at which it compromises, disrupts, and ultimately destroys the gambler’s personal life, family relationships and vocational pursuits.
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||The Hidden Addiction
By Carol O’Hare
Executive Director, Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
In the beginning I gambled because it was fun. It was magical the way gambling freed me from the worries, fears and frustrations of everyday living. When I was tense, gambling relaxed me. When I was angry, gambling calmed me down...
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