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- Gambling addiction facts
- What is a gambling addiction?
- What are causes and risk factors for gambling addiction?
- What are symptoms and signs of a gambling addiction?
- How is a gambling addiction diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for gambling addiction?
- What is the prognosis for gambling addiction?
- What are complications and negative effects of gambling addiction?
- Is it possible to prevent gambling addiction?
- Where can people get support for gambling addiction?
- Where can people find more information about gambling addiction?
Is it possible to prevent gambling addiction?
In addition to alleviating risk factors for compulsive gambling, educating the public about the warning signs for this disorder are key components to prevention. Some warning signs include often talking about gambling, bragging about gambling wins, poor performance and unexplained absences from work or school, mood swings, stealing, or excessive borrowing.
Where can people get support for gambling addiction?
Compulsive Gambling Center
924 East Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
General Service Office
P.O. Box 920888
Needham, MA 02492-0009
Gam-Anon International Service Office, Inc.
P.O. Box 157
Whitestone, NY 11357
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) International Service Office
P.O. Box 17173
Los Angeles, CA 90017
24 Hours a Day
7 Days a Week
U.S. Gambling Hotline: 1-800-522-4700
Canadian Gambling Hotline: 1-888-391-1111
United States National Gambling Help Line
Where can people find more information about gambling addiction?
NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals
1001 N. Fairfax St., Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22314
UCLA Gambling Studies Program
Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
Medically reviewed by Ashraf Ali, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology with subspecialty in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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