How to Break a Gambling Addiction

There are many types of addictions, and compulsive gambling is no different. In fact, compulsive gambling is more common in men than in women, though women tend to become more addicted to the hobby. The likelihood of developing compulsive gambling increases with age, family background, medications for restless legs syndrome and Parkinson’s disease, and certain …

Gambling 101

Gambling is a form of risk-taking in which one stakes something of value on an uncertain event. It involves three basic elements: consideration, risk, and prize. Let’s examine each in detail. For those unfamiliar with gambling, let’s look at some of the most common forms of gambling. They can be classified into two categories: traditional …

The Hidden Addiction – Signs and Symptoms of Gambling Addiction

Gambling is an enjoyable activity when it is done for fun, but the insidious side of gambling can cause problems. Problem gambling is often referred to as an “hidden addiction” because it lacks obvious signs or physical symptoms. If you are unsure whether gambling is becoming a problem, here are some signs you should look …

The Effects of Gambling

The effects of gambling are well documented on a variety of levels, including personal, interpersonal, and societal. The impacts of gambling can be measured in terms of cost, benefit, and general development. The effects of gambling can be felt immediately or over time, and they range from negative to positive. Individual and interpersonal impacts include …

The Social and Economic Consequences of Gambling

There are many negative social and economic consequences of gambling. Historically, most gambling studies have concentrated on the financial and economic impacts of gambling. However, studies of social and economic impacts have been more difficult to conduct due to the nuances of measuring such things. For example, it is not easy to measure the social …

How to Overcome the Urge to Gamble

There are several ways to overcome the urge to gamble. For example, it can be a great way to relieve boredom, unwind, or socialize. Instead of gambling, people should practice relaxation techniques, get exercise, spend time with friends who don’t gamble, and limit their time on the computer. Lastly, they should understand why they gamble. …

Gambling and Health

Over the past decade, legalized gambling has grown rapidly. There are, however, few studies on the relationship between gambling and health. Gambling is associated with several health problems, including pathological gambling and problem gambling. This article reviews recent findings on the connection between gambling and substance use disorders, and explores screening and treatment options for …