Yes, women can become gambling addicts. But men and women are different. They gamble differently and recover differently. Learn how here.
Slot machine addiction has been described as the crack cocaine of gambling. Learn to identify the Top 10 signs of slot machine addiction here, and learn how the gaming industry has set up slot machines to keep you playing. That…and more on signs of slot machine addiction here.
Don’t know where to find help for a gambling problem? Three places you can get gambling help here.
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?