With in the past few months more and more people have tempted their fate with hopes to win big at gambling. It seems as though everyone has jumped on the band wagon to capitalize on those that seek fame and fortune through gambling. Everywhere you go from your local department stores, radio advertisement, television commercials and highway billboards you have now been exposed. This effective advertisement has enticed people to take a chance to win big.
For the novice gambler, playing around a card table for minimal bets is exciting and rewarding. As time goes on these same people advance in their gambling addiction to scratch offs and lottery. These are convenient to buy, there seems to be one vendor per block. Even the local malls have set up booths to sell scratch off tickets and lottery. Its big business nowadays and people want to cash in one way or another. There seems to be just as much coverage on gambling compared to all the other forms of entertainment put together.
Now that people have been exposed and tempted fate they may be one of the unfortunate ones who realized they have a problem and can not stop gambling. What do they do now? Where do they go? Why did this happen to them? And so on. This is the point they begin their search for a solution to their problem. A majority reach the conclusion that if they win back their money everything would be okay. In reality that makes things worse by continuing their self destructive behavior. They begin to realize their gambling addiction is hard to stop. Part of their mind tells them they should gamble, while their other part tells them they should never gamble again. They try to stop themselves on numerous occasions and finally admit that stopping their addiction is very hard to stop.
Once compulsive gamblers reach this stage of realization they usually experience one or more of the following:I am depressedI am anxious about everythingMy hearts beating fastI have no self esteemI want to kill myselfI am so lonelyI want to blow up all the casinos in the worldI want to beat this addictionI can’t believe I lost all my moneyI am so stupid to let this happen to meAfter all the crazy thoughts pass they begin to pull themselves together in hopes they will find a way to stop. They begin to try various programs that offer them some hope that they can beat their addiction. Through time they can find the right formula to finally help them stop their addiction.
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