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Compulsive Gambling

Also called: Gambling Addiction 

Many people enjoy gambling, whether it's betting on a horse or playing poker on the Internet. Most people who gamble don't have a problem, but some lose control of their gambling. Signs of problem gambling include

  • Always thinking about gambling
  • Lying about gambling
  • Spending work or family time gambling
  • Feeling bad after you gamble, but not quitting
  • Gambling with money you need for other things

Many people can control their compulsive gambling with medicines and therapy. Support groups can also help.

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Page last updated on 15 April 2012 Topic last reviewed 15 April 2012