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Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction: Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders by Christopher Kennedy Lawford

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IV

Toxic Compulsion 4: Gambling Dependence

The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice is so pleasurable, that I assume it must be evil.

—Heywood Broun

IN THIS CHAPTER:

Key Facts About Gambling Addiction

Is Compulsive Gambling a Genetic Disease?

Gambling Problems Come Linked to Other Disorders

Time to Get Honest with Yourself

Four Clues to Identify Internet Gambling Addiction

How Does Gambling Resemble Other Addictions?

Some Pathological Gamblers “Recover” Without Quitting

Some Pathological Gamblers “Recover” Without Treatment

Dependence Often Begins Early in Life

Women and Adolescents Are the Fastest Growing Groups of Addicts

Tips on How to Keep Your Gambling Recreational

Behavior Substitution Can Be an Effective ...

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