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Gambler Therapy: Is Relapse Really a Failure?

Gambler Therapy:  Is Relapse Really a Failure? When people relapse they often feel like they are failures.  Twelve step programs stress the importance of being totally abstinent from Gambling.  So a relapse in the twelve step community means

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Compulsive Gamblers Stories: Addiction to Recovery

Compulsive Gamblers Stories:  Addiction to Recovery This former patient describes how he got hooked on gambling.  At the age of nine his family would routinely go to greyhound racing. They would sit and order a nice meal just like they were at

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Gambling Help-It’s Easy to Deny a Problem

Gambling Help-Seeking treatment led this former patient to realize he was on the wrong path to happiness.  About nine years ago he quit gambling for 12 days.  How could I be an addict if I can quit for that long, he thought.  But since then he

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Treatment for Gambling Addiction: Kindness

Treatment for Gambling Addiction:  Treatment with Kindness Seeking treatment is a big step for anyone with a gambling problem. Getting compassionate help can make a world of difference for someone in recovery.  One former patient discussed her

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Gambling Addiction Program: The Guilt of an Addiction

Gambling Addiction Program:  The Guilt of an Addiction The guilt that goes along with addiction can be overwhelming.  The guilt started out in high school for this former addict.  He was a standout athlete who never felt good about his

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How to Overcome Gambling Problem: Benefits of Treatment

How to Overcome Gambling Problem:  Benefits of Treatment After years of use and abuse this former patient felt very unhealthy mentally and physically.  But getting help was the key to feeling better.  While in active addiction she experienced

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How to Deal with a Gambling Addict: Tips

How to Deal with a Gambling Addict:   Let's talk about some helpful tips of what to do and not to do.  The first key idea is to educate yourself about the warning signs that you may be experiencing with your loved one.  Does your loved one talk

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How to Cure a Gambling Addiction

A recent news story depicts how devastating a gambling addiction can be.    The following depicts one addicts experience:  He woke up in the hotel of the casino.  As he leaned over he spots several ATM receipts on the nearby coffee table.  He

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How to Overcome a Gambling Addiction

How to overcome a gambling addiction:  Living a gamble free life after being in a 30 day treatment facility can be a challenge.  The following story depicts a former patient's day and how to really work a 12 step program.  It chronicles a fairly

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Signs of a Gambling Addiction: What to Look for!

Too often  people will hear about someone who has entered treatment for a gambling addiction.  Most people would say they had no idea.   There were no signs of a gambling addiction.  But if we look close at it there were certainly signs along

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