Category Archives: Gambling

Sheldon against online gambling?

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“Interesting that a Casino owner commits $5,00,000 to Newt’s campaign. Sheldon Adelson, the largest stockholder in The Sand (lvs stock symbol) is for Newt but against online poker and I hope online gambling. If gambling addiction is caused by

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Unintentional Glorification of Gambling on The Daily

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The Daily had an article on January 10, 2012 about a Costly TD for Bettors. This bet, according to The Daily, had four bettors. This was a prop bet, meaning a proposition needed to occur to win the bet, which was that neither LSU or the Tide would

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Brief Article: Online Gambling Effects and Health

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Q. Does gambling promote poor health? A. Yes! Gamblers are willing to substitute time spent exercising with time spent gambling, leading to obesity and overall poor physical and mental fitness. Blocking online gambling may be your best bet to

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When is gambling an addiction?

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How do you know when gambling becomes an addiction? Here are a few signs that will answer the question - "When is gambling an addiction?". If we tell ourselves we will leave the casino at 10:00pm, whether we’re ahead or losing, and we don’t

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Brief Article: How to be healthy and happy in recovery

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Are you addicted to a state of mind? We experience different states of consciousness every day. At work, we must stay “on,” stay focused, respond carefully, etc. At home, we like to “zone out,” to not be “on,” to relax. We also all

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Article: How to help an addict get HELP.

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When somebody close to you succumbs to addiction, both that person’s life and your own may be impacted severely until the addict journeys through to recovery. The journey must begin with a first step, however, and you may be an addict’s or

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Brief Article: 7 Tips to Prevent Weekend Relapse

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Don’t schedule intense therapy sessions on Friday. Recognize high levels of stress. Learn to meditate, read, and pray. Emotional self-assessment is a priority heading into the weekend. Study your warning signs and triggers Friday,

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Gambling Treatment, National Panel Discussion featuring Mr. Cabaniss

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Earlier this week, Gary Enos, Editor-in-Chief of Addiction Professional, hosted a panel discussion with experts from around the country on the topic of gambling addiction and related co-morbidities. The discussion was held at Maggiano’s Little

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Article: Can women become gambling addicts?

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Why Do Women Gamble? Women gambled to escape boredom, stress, and family issues but were neglecting their families, embezzling money and serving prison time, and some were committing suicide. But how far back does female gambling date in the U.S.

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Article: When does [Gambling] cross the line from being fun to a problem?

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My first venture into a casino began as entertainment. It was a weekend trip with my husband to attend a new car show in Las Vegas and that weekend I was introduced to the slot machine. The entertainment aspect of the slot machines faded quickly and

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Brief Article: Does Gambling Ruin Lives??

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Life itself is a gamble but it is also a necessity. Marriage, employment, re-locating, etc, are all risks that we take. But each of these activities can be successful with careful planning. With gambling, however, there are no dependable plans. And

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Gambling Should Be Illegal: Top 5 Reasons Why

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Reasons for gambling addiction illegality Gambling is subject to fraud Availability of gambling facilities increase risk of problem gambling Problem gambling costs society billions annually Gambling exploits the poor Gambling sets a

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Article: Dealing with Depression: Self-Help Activities In Recovery

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Depression manifests itself in many forms and there is no one size fits all in dealing with it. Depression can range from the feeling (like a cartoon character) of a small dark cloud lingering over your head (mild) all the way to a feeling of

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Brief Article: Is Facebook Creating Generation of Gambling Addicts With Vegas Style Games?

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Kids are now getting caught up in the thrill of poker games and slot machines. They are using virtual coins to mimic the rush of gambling found when you hit the jackpot, all on the social media site Facebook. To read the full article, Click

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Article: What is Addiction? Understanding Addiction!

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Addiction is a chronic, but treatable, brain disorder. People who are addicted cannot control their need for alcohol or other drugs, even in the face of negative health, social or legal consequences. This lack of control is the result of alcohol- or

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Article: Dependency vs. Addiction

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There is a difference between physical dependence and addiction. This distinction can be difficult to understand, particularly with prescribed pain medications. With pain pills, the need for increasing dosages for pain relief can be indicate either

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7 Signs of a Gambling Problem

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Compulsive gambling and gambling addiction are one of the rare diseases where there you suffer no physical harm. Rather, the disease hits you somewhere else—your wallet. It cannot only ruin your life but also the lives of those around you, as you

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Top 10 Signs of Slot Machine Addiction

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1. Belief that you are not gambling with “real money”. 2. Belief that you will win back money that you lost on a slot machine. 3. Developing a personal relationship or bond with a particular slot machine. 4. Feeling irritation when you see

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Natural Highs: A Positive Approach to Mood Alteration

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The estimated lifetime prevalence for alcohol and nicotine dependence in the U.S. is 12.5 percent and24 percent, respectively. Pornography accounts for25 percent of all search engine requests. Clinical obesity affects more than one in four

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Sometimes the best new casino is no casino at all

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In 1996, I’d been the Daily News’ political writer for only a month or two when the paper sent (yes, sent!) me to Chicago to cover the Democratic National Convention, the most un-newsworthy “news event” of the 20th Century. One of the

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Casino’s first early morning draws small, dedicated crowd

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Maryland Live expects rise in revenue with 24-hour operations 6:30 p.m. EST, December 28, 2012By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun When 2 a.m. came Friday, the sound of coins hitting metal — electronically replicated, of course, since theslot

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Video Game Addiction

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image001 copyPeople using playstation during the launch of the Adidas’ new adiZero footwear range on Jan. 13, 2011, in Barcelona, Spain. (David Ramos/Getty Images for Adidas) A psychology researcher from Australia has collected some of the

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Mind the App: The psychosocial impact of gambling applications

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Most regular gamblers will be well aware that technology is revolutionizing the way they can gamble and access gambling. One of the most notable innovations has been the proliferation of various gambling applications (‘apps’) for smartphones and

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Gambling Rehab Will Give You a New Lease on Life

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You feel all alone. What was once a casual activity has now become an obsession. Your vice is not drugs; it is not alcohol, and it is not sex: It is gambling – from playing Roulette to Blackjack. You simply cannot shake the urge to roll the dice,

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Gambling Rehab Will Give You a New Lease on Life

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You feel all alone. What was once a casual activity has now become an obsession. Your vice is not drugs; it is not alcohol, and it is not sex: It is gambling – from playing Roulette to Blackjack. You simply cannot shake the urge to roll the dice,

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Gambling Addiction Can Be Helped With Mindfulness

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The problem gambler faces several hurdles to recovery. First, he can find opportunities to satisfy his gambling addiction everywhere. Casinos continue to proliferate. There are lotteries in nearly every state. He can find betting pools for sports at

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Factors in Choosing Gambling Addiction Treatment

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When most people hear about addiction treatment centers, alcohol, drugs and even food addictions come to mind. Just as important, but less known, are centers for gambling addiction treatment. About 2 million US adults are pathologically addicted to

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Women and Addiction

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Women’s hidden addiction: compulsive gambling. And divorce — among other lifestyle changes — is cited as one of the main catalysts. “With women, we’re looking at more of wanting to escape, what to escape from, what is empty in their

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