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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 addictioncenter.com 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
To learn more about Jamie, you can find him here: https://www.aftergambling.com/
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