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Facts About Gambling Addiction You Need to Know

February 23, 2022

Gambling is addictive because it stimulates the brain’s reward system much like drugs or alcohol can.

In fact, gambling addiction is the most common impulse control disorder worldwide.

THAT… is a bold and frightening statement from and I feel like I’m still a little in shock from reading it.

Not enough people are talking about this, and the effects of gambling addiction on our families and relationships is devastating.

It’s also a huge companion to alcoholism.  That probably doesn’t come as a shock when you think about it!

Jamie, creator of the After Gambling Podcast, was a competitive golfer, honor student, and math whiz. In this particular situation those math skills did not help the situation…

He walks us through the signs and symptoms of

  • crossing the line from fun to problem behavior
  • common triggers for gambling addiction
  • and how a pocket dial to his fiancé brought his world to its knees… oops

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