What is Problem Gambling? Posted On

Gambling  Gambling is the act of risking something of value on a game of chance for a desired outcome.  Many people gamble and don’t struggle with problem gambling, but those who do struggle cause a significant amount of emotional and financial problems to their loved ones and themselves.    Gambling opportunities are everywhere  At one point in history, you needed to travel to… Read more »

Activities to Replace Gambling Posted On

You’ve decided to stop gambling because you’ve recognized the devastating effects gambling is having on your life.  The only problem is, you’ve been gambling for so long, often as a way to deal with stress and grief, that you may be unsure what activities to do to fill the void in place of gambling.  … Read more »

Loved Ones of a Problem Gambler Posted On

Loving someone struggling with problem gambling can feel overwhelming.  From wondering whether or not they can be trusted, and fear of confrontations, to a future of uncertainty, loved ones are certainly affected and need to be addressed.   Image from maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com. Although there is a sense of relief felt when a person identifies their problem, remember,… Read more »

A Path to Recovery from Problem Gambling Posted On

Recovery from problem gambling is not only possible, but many people who once struggled with problem gambling have learned to enjoy peaceful, joyful lives free of gambling in recovery.  If one person can do it, then anyone can do it.  That doesn’t mean the path to recovery is easy, but anything worth having takes effort!… Read more »

Entertainment to Problem Posted On

Anyone who gambles risks struggling with problem gambling.  Gambling is meant to be a form of entertainment.  However, when people go through different phases of life, or face times of high stress and grief, they may begin to rely on the sense of excitement and the perceived glitz and glam of gambling as a way… Read more »

Helping to avoid Problem Gambling Posted On

Gambling is designed to be exciting, since it is a form of entertainment.  As long as those participating use it as entertainment and not an escape from life, among other risk factors, they may avoid problem gambling.  But many people wonder, how does someone become addicted to gambling and what can I do to help? How it… Read more »