In some ways gambling is like being addicted to drugs because, it can get out of control and you’re unable to stop yourself from loosing your whole paycheck and, clearing out your bank account. Obsessive gambling is an addiction, not a choice . People who Gamble only think of themselves because this is a great pleasure to them because, to them it’s a great satisfaction, they have an uncontrollable urge to gamble knowing fully well what this will do to them and their families, they’ll still go ahead and do it because, they’re unable to stop, you would need to drag them away from the betting table because, they won’t stop until all of their money is gone and they have no other choice except to stop . Where there’s a need for pleasure this is more important to them usually that comes before anything else in their lives. seeing the dice roll across the table, or, watching the horses race around the tracks.
Obsessive gamblers are people who can’t resist the excitement of any kind of game that involves money, they’re so excited about participating in all the games at a casino, betting on the race cars , or other kind of games and events and similar games of chance like the lottery, and will even go as far as to use their rent or mortgage payment to satisfy their urge to gamble. Many people who enjoy an occasional secret or to, addicts don’t care if they win or not it’s just the excite of the game that keeps them coming back for more, hoping they will win,but, is not really going to stop if they don’t. Their gambling is an addiction because they cannot resist temptation of what gambling provides for them, and do not care if they gain anything from this uncontrollable urge to gamble but, they’re still willing to take that chance, and that how they live it the fun of it and the excitement.
If they have a family, as a result, many obsessive gamblers gamble so carelessly that they gamble away all their own and their families income. At this point they would gamble away their kids if they could, someone in this condition really needs help desperately because they’re really addicted to gambling, and this is also just as bad as having a drinking problem they just can’t give it up unless, someone step in to make them see what their doing to their families and themselves, that’s when they need to seek help.
This addiction is not easily recognized and could affect more than thousands of peoples in the united states alone, and some estimates are as high as millions, and it seems to affect more men than women. We usually don’t hear a lot about this kind of problem like we hear about all the other addictions of drugs, drinking, etc. ” I’m really surprise we haven’t heard more about this kind of addiction”. As this is just as bad.
How do you know when someone is addicted to gambling is when they work everyday and never seems to have any money, than you should get suspicious that something is wrong because, they don’t have any money and can’t explain why they don’t have any money or what they spend it on. Sure, there are also many other things they could be doing like drugs, or drinking, or spending it on another person you don’t know about but, you’ll know because usually you can almost tell when someone is using drugs or drinking. You would need to check up on that person to see what they’re really doing with all that money.
Addicted gamblers always loose what they’ve won because they don’t know how to stop when they win some money, and if they like to go to the casino all the time you’ll kind of know their going to gamble and play the slot machines, and return home empty handed and than asking for more money to go right back to pick up where they left off because, for some reason they think they’ll win back the money they lost.,” that almost never happens”. And if they’re drinking a lot and gambling to, you have an even bigger problem . And they’ll most likely have lost all their friends as well because, they borrowed money from them to satisfy their gambling needs and never paid them back. Many have lost their family and homes because they can’t stop gambling, some will gamble away the clothes off their backs, or any jewelry they’re wearing at the time, they’re addicted to gambling and don’t know how to stop.
The urge to gamble is so impulsive whereas they like doing it so much they don’t even think about how much money they’ve lost, just always thinking they will win it back but, they never do, remember this is a addicted and obsessive gambler.
If you have a addicted relative, husband, or wife, who is obsessive with a gambling problem try to get them to see a Doctor, or go t some kind of Treatment Centers that specialized in this kind of behavior, like any other addiction they really want to stop, and they know they have this problem but, just don’t know how to stop because they can’t control themselves and will gamble away everything they own.