Gambling - the links with substance abuse

Published
07/02/2015

Gambling - the links with substance abuse

 

What's the connection between problem gambling and other addictions?

There are many similarities between problem gambling and other addictions like drug and alcohol abuse.

Those that misuse alcohol, drugs and gambling will chase their next "fix".

A gambling addiction can be hard to spot, as the gambler does not become physically addicted. However, gambling causes and altered psychological state, and those who try and stop are likely to face withdrawal symptoms.

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