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Secret Strategies on How To Stop Gambling

April 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 83

Are you familiar with this scenario?

You joined your friends and went to the local casino for a good time before heading back for dinner with your wife and kids. Well, you said to yourself, "I'm just accompanying these guys and will probably put a bet or two for fun, nothing important." Then, you ended up losing half of your salary and in your mind, you can get all that back in the next bet, which will never turn out your way. Forgetting your wife and kids waiting at home. If so, you have gambling addiction and do not know how to stop gambling.

We all know that gambling is a serious problem and it does bear its fangs on someone who did not realize that. No doubt there are times when gambling creates a fun and exciting experience from the welcomed adrenaline rush similar to skiing fanatics going downhill at 80 mph.

We all love that feeling, but with gambling, the percentage of you going over the limit is way higher than other type of games. Problem gamblers do not know how to stop gambling and fully engaged in it. Once you crossed the line, there is no turning back for most cases. This is the statistic, up to 5% of social gamblers, are problem gamblers or addicts. In other words, out of 20 people, one person has gambling addiction, which is a concern that we could not look away.

How many times have we heard stories or even knew of such people who lost it all in gambling? Tonnes. Believe or not, this type of problem brings out the bad in people. Many cases of domestic violence, thefts, robbery and more, stemmed from problem gambling that went out of hand or mind in this case.

In recent years, with better access to the internet and online entertainment, betting or gambling online has been just a click away from anywhere and anytime of the day. Just like normal people sharing their day on Facebook, these addicts are just throwing away money while in broad daylight and the boss is just next door.

But all hope is not lost just yet, better treatments and techniques have surfaced thanks to ongoing research and studies. Plenty of effective treatments and techniques have helped people on how to stop gambling and reduce or even totally stop any relapse situation.

These includes:

1) Limiting the cash you carry. People are more prone to gambling when money is easily available.

2) Distracting yourself by doing something else.

3) Think of your loved ones.

4) Reach for support from local group or community. These helps as you can share your feelings and not hold it in.

Just believe in yourself and follow the treatment or techniques all the way through. You'll be able to renew your life today, if you want it to be.

Douglas C.

For further information, do head over to http://www.howtostopgambling.net

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