Playing is supposed to be for people who have fun while relaxing – not to mention, playing is also for extra cash. But some people are as lucky as others. Some are playing far more than they can handle. These people are trying to catch up with the money they lost. Before they are aware of it, they are addicted to the game.
Some people are not aware that such addiction to gambling can occur. But yes, it is true and it is very serious. Gambling addiction is not a laughing matter. Many players think that this could never happen to them. But how safe can they be?
According to experts, gambling addiction is harmful to a person’s physical and mental health. Addict-players cannot stop playing. As a responsible player, you should consider helping, if you know someone who is becoming addicted to the game. As a player, you should know if you are becoming addicted, too. No one can help you unless you help yourself.
The first step you should take if you are a gambling addict is acceptance. You must admit to yourself, and to others, that you have a problem regarding the game. If you can admit and accept this then you are on the right follow. Sometimes, a problem is not solved because people tend to deny that they have a problem. Your recognition of a problem is the first step to recovery.
After recognizing the problem, one measure you could take would be to join a group, a group that can help you cope, and solve your problem. You should not be ashamed of your gambling attachment. If you go out and reach for help you can just find the way to your old self again. To find a group that can help, check your local listings for “anonymous players.” Each state and country has groups that are willing to help play addicts. “Anonymous players” have the same standard procedure as “alcoholics anonymous.”
However, the only qualification that you need to be in this group is your decision to stop playing. The group that offers help is usually free, they are doing this for a good cause, and that is to help problem players.
The desire of desire to stop playing must come from your own mind; no one can get you to stop playing except you. You must remind yourself that the pain you go through with this addiction is not worth it.
Being in a group of people who are willing to help, with similar problems, you will never feel alone or outcast. You can also hear stories from people regarding their experiences as a problem player. In this battle of gambling addiction always remember that you are not alone.
After you win the battle, you must carefully guard against always letting yourself go back to your old habit again. Do not let the gambling win over you again. A problem like the game should never be ignored. It can ruin your life and your family. If you know someone who has this kind of problem, help him. Gambling attachment is a problem that can be defeated.