problem of gambling addiction is becoming a hot topic of conversations at some
offices or wherever you may go. Who would have thought that ten years ago this
new and latest epidemic is affecting people from all walks of life? These
gamblers who know and come to realize that indeed they have a problem
constantly search for a cure or a solution to their problem on gambling
addiction. These gamblers are now trying to move on to put an end their
present self destructive lifestyle. People begin their constant search to
either help their affected family and friends or themselves now that more and
more people have realized and understood that this kind of addiction does
There are some compulsive
gamblers who may think that they've a problem but are still not certain or are
truly in denial stage-they're not willing to accept the fact or admit to
themselves at this time that they are addicted. These are the following
symptoms that a compulsive addict may exhibit as they find out that they're
facing a problem and they need professional help.
1.) Increase in absences at
work (or school) caused by their problem in gambling addiction.
2.) Losing one's motivation in
3.) Loss of interest in friends
4.) Displaying anti-social
behavior and attitude
5.) Very few or limited cash
6.) Borrowing huge amount of
money although they may lack the necessary funds needed to repay the people
7.) Fabricating several excuses
not to include themselves from family gatherings and other social functions.
8.) Exhibiting aggressively
hostile attitude or behavior towards other individuals.
9.) Telling family and friends
that they are working, but even though they're at work, they are still betting
These mentioned above are just
some of the signs and manifestations that gamblers notice the moment they
discovered that they are facing a serious problem with this addiction.
Sometimes even when the gamblers notice all those mentioned symptoms above, it
does not mean that they're totally ready and willing to give up and abandon
There may be times that a
gambling addict knew that they have a gambling problem but since they are
heavily flooded in debt, they have nowhere to run or turn to except to go back
to gambling again. Now that some of the gambling addicts have been notified or
they begin to realize it themselves, the perception into their own minds helps
in the road to recovery from gambling addiction. Often, it takes the family
and circle of friends to help and guide them to the realization and conclusion
that they have a gambling addiction problem. When a close friend or a
confidante, family member, counselor, mentor or the gambler himself finally
understood that he is facing a serious problem, it is now time to look for the
proper informative and educational resources.
Once these persons realize that
they could move forward with their new lives without the addictive world of
gambling, recovery seems to escalate and a world of peace would finally come
The author of this
is a Self Improvement Coach who has been successfully
coaching and guiding clients for many years. Amy recently decided to go public
and share her knowledge and experience through her website
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