Compulsive gambling is recognized as an uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the consequences it creates in your life. Gambling can stimulate the reward system of the brain, similar to the use of drugs and alcohol. The compulsive gambler continually attempts to chase bets, hide behaviors, deplete savings, accumulate significant debt, and engage fraud and theft to support the addiction.
The following are some of the most common signs and symptoms of compulsive gambling:
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Compulsive gambling generally progresses over a period of time. Although many people may have the ability to enjoy social gambling, the compulsive gambler may find themselves gambling during periods of stress or depression, experiencing an uncontrollable urge to gamble. In many cases, the compulsive gambler becomes “intoxicated” by the excitement derived from gambling rather than the potential for financial gain.
If you or a loved one is suffering from compulsive gambling symptoms, you are encouraged to call Behavioral Help Solutions now for a confidential review of your case.