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January 20, 2011
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I had an ex whose father had a gambling problem. He lost so much money, that one money he wasn't able to pay his rent or bills. So, we brought over some food for him and gave him money to pay his rent. We both did not agree with his behavior, however do you think this was enabling it? I wonder now what we could have done to help rid his gambling addiction.

January 21, 2011
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As with any addiction, it is really hard to stop it without any alternative to that addictive activity. If you are successful with stopping that person into gambling but failed to create alternative activities then that person will come back to gambling again.

January 25, 2011
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I would say you were enabling his addiction, although I know it's really hard to let someone not have food and shelter. Similar to drugs and alcohol, there is counseling and help available for gambling addicts. From what I hear it's a very tough addiction to overcome though.

January 26, 2011
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I personally wouldn't have given him money I might have paid his rent for him. I would let him know this isn't going to be a regular thing. If he thinks you guys are going to bail him out every time something like this happens he is just going to continue with the behavior.

January 26, 2011
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It was just a one-time thing. My ex said we wouldn't help him again. His father ended up losing his car and then moving back in with his mother. How would somebody go about stopping a gambling addiction anyway? I also knew someone that was obsessed with lottery cards (scratch offs)...he bought several every day.

January 27, 2011
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Gambling is very addictive because of the fortune that could be won. We can only stop these people from gambling again if they have something else to do than to gamble.

February 14, 2011
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Many people enjoy gambling, whether it's betting on a horse or playing poker on the Internet. Most people who gamble don't have a problem, but some lose control of their gambling. Signs of problem gambling include

  • Always thinking about gambling
  • Lying about gambling
  • Spending work or family time gambling
  • Feeling bad after you gamble, but not quitting
  • Gambling with money you need for other things

Many people can control their compulsive gambling with medicines and therapy. Support groups can also help

July 7, 2014
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Gambling spread in any feature, online casino become more popular as some of players are student. There is some state that passed a greater amount of lawful gambling because of some reason that it brings more tax revenue in their government. However, what they do not know is that dark side of it, gambling addiction that gives a heavy toll for sufferers and the country. Get a payday loan to pay for your gambling adventure.

December 23, 2014
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Gambling is very addictive it is a very bad habbite i think so you have need some expert review.

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