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5 Tips to Stop Gambling Addiction

Sep 1, 2008
In this day and age it is very easy to get addicted to gambling. With prices going up on every aspect of our lives such as shopping and fuel, we are all looking for a way to earn some quick money, just to settle the debts even the slightest would help. Gambling in moderation is fine, but it is all too easy to slip out of that zone and jump into the addiction zone. It will not only hurt you, but also your friends and family around you.

If you feel yourself being drawn into the addiction, there are 5 basic tips to take into account. We will now have a look at a few and discuss them in a bit more detail.

Firstly if you are broke do not gamble, if you are feeling the urge then you should pick up a phone and call either a friend, family member or alternatively you could even call the gambling hotline, so they can guide you through the relevant calming procedures.

Next if you are sitting at home for a long while, then you are more likely to think about gambling. The key to this is socialising, try to get yourself a hobby, or at least get yourself out of the house or office, there are a variety of activities you can do such as yoga, walking or even swimming.

The next two points should really be mentioned as one, because what I want you to do is picture yourself leaving the casino, where you have just lost a months of wages. Then write down how you felt. You worked so hard to get that money and the casino has just taken it from you in a second. Now every time you get the urge to go and gamble, read what you wrote on the paper and remember how you felt.

Finally brag about your achievements, there is nothing better than giving yourself that extra piece of self confidence. You could also go out and buy yourself a gift, but just do not go to over the top with that as that is another addiction of its own.

Gambling if played in moderation is good for the mind and soul but if you spiral out of control it will only end in destruction. Get yourself and your body in control and enjoy social gambling the way it was meant to be played.
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