We hear from a nationally certified gambling counselor about why problem gamblers need to treat underlying mental health conditions AT THE SAME TIME as treating gambling problems. More on what causes co-occuring disorders and how to assess co-occuring disorders with compulsive gambling addiction here.
Online gambling is illegal in the U.S. But some states do allow certain types of online gambling. Learn more about the U.S. state and federal laws that govern internet gambling here.
People gamble to have fun. But problem gamblers gamble to escape reality. Learn what happens in the cycle of gambling and why people gamble for all the wrong reasons.
Learn how one woman started early recovery from gambling addiction and what her sponsor taught her. Lean how to take a risk, talk about yourself, and find a sponsor in Gamblers Anonymous here.
Recent statistics state that there are over 6 billion people in the world. So what percentage of people gamble? We look into the question: “How many people gamble?” here.
Does gambling addiction get worse over time? Yes. Here we present a diagram and explanation of the step-by-step progression of a typical gambling addict over time.
It’s safe to say that men make up the majority of many 12 step Gamblers Anonymous groups. So where can women fit in? What difficulties do women face in Gamblers Anonymous (GA)? And how can women find common ground with men in recovery from gambling?
From her book “Gripped by Gambling”, Marilyn Lancelot shares impressions from her first Gamblers Anonymous (GA) meeting. Learn what to expect from a normal GA meeting, including readings from ittle yellow booklets with ‘Gamblers Anonymous’ printed on the cover, answering the 20 GA questions, and sharing out loud.
Slot machines: adrenaline, music, excitement! But when do you cross the line from player to addict? If you think that you are becoming a slot machine addict, learn the signs of slot machine addiction here.
When gambling is an addiction … what do you do? We review some possible situations and scenarios you can use to help identify problem gambling. More about gambling addiction here.