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How a Pathological Gambler takes form

There are two clear things about legalized gaming industry: First off, it has benefits. It helps out with putting up funds. And it helps push up economy wherever it is established. On the other hand, it also has damages. By its nature it is converted to be played in such a way that entertains people within a fog than can be dangerous to everyone's lives. This fog can be in the form of distracting people to be lost in the leisure playing the game persistently like in a roulette wheel; it can be in form of taking little pennies away, which are for players are small amounts anyway; or it can be in the form of donating to some charitable program.

With these two elements in place, a pathological gambler slowly takes form. And they can be doing one or more of the following things:

The person is getting preoccupied with the game by relieving his experiences in the casino. He starts to plan how to play next time and thinks of where he can get cash to gamble.

An increasing need to gamble inches its way to his skin, but this need is directly proportional to the amount of money he would like to stake. The more money, the more exciting the game becomes.

He becomes unsuccessful for many occasions to control himself, to cut back and/or stop gambling.

When does try to cut back or stop gambling, he feels depressed; even more so, he becomes irritable and restless.

To him, gambling becomes a form of escapism. Like alcohol or drugs, gambling relieves feelings of guilt, anxiety and helplessness.

He persistently goes back to the casino to get vindicated from a previous lose, continuously fails to do so.

Then, the lying part starts. He conceals to his family, co-workers, and friends on the amount of time and money he spends on gambling.

The gambler prefers to gamble, which jeopardizes his relationship with family, his career, education, etc.

When personal and family finances are drained, he gets money from others to continue gambling.

A gambler crosses the line of becoming disordered when he starts to steal, commits fraud, embezzlement, etc all to acquire money to gamble with.

When a person do becomes disordered with gambling, he/she is reluctant to treatment. Like smokers, drug abusers and alcoholics, they think they don't need treatment because they have no problem. They blame bad luck than their gambling habits. Also, they don't seek treatment because, first of all, there is no treatment available to them. And they are right. Professional gambling treatments are rare; and if they are, they are costly too.

Researchers and medical professionals are now working on a low cost, efficient program that would be readily available to gambler. And this program is intended to educate would-be gamblers and those who are already in trouble with their gambling.

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