First 100 Words
There are few of us who haven’t impulsively purchased a gas station scratch-off or dropped a few quarters into a slot machine in hopes of hitting a big payoff. The lure of turning a few dollars into life-changing riches is one that plays on our dreams.
For many, gambling is the bridge of hope that leads nowhere but crushing personal debt, broken marriages, depression, or even suicide for some who cannot control it. It is a destination of nightmares for compulsive gamblers. Compulsive gambling is an impulse control disorder in which an individual feels an uncontrollable urge to gamble . . .
When To Use
What is compulsive gambling; why people become gamblers. Am I at risk? Self-diagnosis, signs and symptoms. Treatment and recovery of compulsive gambling addiction.
How to Use
Individual counseling, health fairs, family counseling.