A gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling, has been referred to as the “silent” or “hidden” addiction because, unlike alcoholism and drug addiction, it does not present with as many outward signs and there are no physical symptoms. Compulsive gambling can cause problems with your relationships, work, and your financial security; as well as legal problems. Gambling is an obsession, and it can consume a compulsive gambler. They cannot control the impulse to gamble, regardless of the negative impact it is having on their life.
Facts about Compulsive Gamblers
You may have a gambling problem if:
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