Compulsive gambling, also known as gambling addiction, is a type of impulse-control disorder. Unlike alcohol or drug addiction, compulsive gambling does not manifest any obvious physical symptoms, making this condition also known as the ‘hidden illness’.

Compulsive gamblers find it extremely difficult to control their urge to gamble. Gambling is all they could ever think about and want to do, even when it is already taking a toll on their loved ones, their work or their finances. Broke or not, depressed or happy or even when the stakes are not in their favor, people who are affected with compulsive gambling just cannot seem to stay out of the bet.

Compulsive gambling can cause relationships with loved ones to suffer, wreak havoc on responsibilities in the home or at work and drag you to financial burden. It is estimated that women make up 1/3 of the population who are compulsive gamblers and it continues to rise at present.

Author Rosemary A. Cunliffe North knows just how compulsive gambling can ruin everything good in a person, having been a gambling addict for more than seven years herself. This prompted her to self-publish the book, Women Overpowered by Compulsive Gambling. This Xlibris release is a personal account of how she succumbed to the baffling and insidious world of gambling, wallowing in the dark pitfalls of this addiction.

Moreover, Rosemary also shares that, like her, any compulsive gambler can get out of this rut. She believes that with other compulsive gamblers, especially women, can turn their life around and start a new and clean slate. Alongside diligence, determination and hard work, Rosemary inspires and enlightens others through her book.

Women Overpowered by Compulsive Gambling is published by Xlibris.

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