Gambling Addiction & Treatment

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The growth of the gambling industry has spawned new research aimed at the effects of gambling on the brain. Gambling was historically viewed as an impulse disorder, but the DSM 5 has now categorized problem gambling as an addictive disorder.  . Cognitive behavioral therapy, frequently used to treat addictions, has become a treatment of choice for compulsive gamblers.

For help and resources, contact:

Gamblers Anonymous     www.gamblersanonymous.org

National Council on Problem Gambling  www.ncpgambling.org

SMART Recovery  www.smartrecovery.org

University of Maryland Center on Problem Gambling  www.mdproblemgambling.com 

Glenn's gambling problem

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Understanding Joy

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