The words gambling addiction are probably no alien to most people. Even if you are have not tried to gamble, or isn’t a self confessed gambling addict, you have certainly heard of people who have tried this act at least once in their whole lifetime or those who have been overruled by it. Whatever the case may be, gambling addiction is certainly something serious.
Most people think that gambling addiction is something that one should be ashamed of. This is probably the very reason why most gambling addicts try to deny that they are one or at least try to cover up their addiction with gambling by telling others and even themselves that their act of gambling is simply a means to pass time. Even they know that they are fooling themselves, but who could blame them? Other than being discounted by society, gambling addicts would much rather deny the obvious truth to themselves and fit in other than admitting and being considered an outcast in the society.
Of course, those people who are brave enough to come forward and admit that they are addicted to gambling are doing themselves a great favor. True, everyone in the society, or worse, even their family members might think and look at them differently, but fact of the matter is, admitting that you are indeed a gambling addict is one of the greatest things you can do to yourself.
In order for a gambling addict to be able to treat this serious condition, the first thing that they should do is to admit that they indeed gambling addict. As absurd as it may seem, admission can be equated to surrender. If a gambling addict is able to admit his addiction, this automatically means that he is prepared to do something about it.
Although it isn’t very safe to generalize, most people who admit that they are indeed addicted to gambling do so because they are now prepared to do something about it. Even if it takes as much courage to admit this very serious condition, this is actually the best thing that one can do to treat the condition.
The thing is, there is no rush in preparing oneself to turn the wheel around. When you are ready to admit that you are addicted to gambling and when you are ready to do something about it, keep in mind that the whole world is ready to accept you.
By Carl Perez
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