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Gambling Addiction

Whilst gambling is seen by many as a bit of fun or a hobby, it can indeed become pathological and not only ruin the gambler’s life but also the lives of those around him or her. In fact, most pathological gambling started as a bit of fun until it went out of control, crossing the threshold between pleasure and pain. The problem gambler displays behaviours which can compromise, disrupt or damage family, personal or professional endeavours.

Chasing is the term used for attempting to win back previous losses and often leads to disastrous financial consequences. The gambler incurs debts and may even start to steal money from family and friends in order to continue the addictive behaviour.

Why people become addicted to gambling varies from person to person and may be explored in individual therapy or counselling. Furthermore, a non- judgmental counsellor can work with the gambler to construct a plan of action to repay debts and give support in his or her attempt to stop gambling.