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Background

This information is about the specific health area mentioned above. It comprises a combination of textual and video information, on our site and on external sites.  We will be adding new specific health areas and further information continually.

The idea is for you to understand more about the health area you are addressing before you get too far building your action plan.

General Information

Wikipedia define gambling as: Gambling (also known as betting) is the wagering something of value (“the stakes”) on an event with an uncertain outcome with the intent of winning something of value. Gambling thus requires three elements to be present: consideration (an amount wagered), risk (chance), and a prize. The outcome of the wager is often immediate, such as a single roll of dice, a spin of a roulette wheel, or a horse crossing the finish line, but longer time frames are also common, allowing wagers on the outcome of a future sports contest or even an entire sports season.

Gambling can be innocent fun; a lot of people enjoy gambling at horse racing meetings, or dreaming of what they would do if they won the lottery. Years ago gambling was almost ‘underground’ – you had to go into a bookies to place a bet. These days there are lots of ways to bet online and online bookmakers offer tempting offers to people setting up new accounts.

However, it can go badly wrong – going from a fun, harmless diversion to an unhealthy obsession with serious consequences. Whether you bet on sports, scratch cards, roulette, poker, or slots—in a casino, at the track, or online—a gambling problem can strain your relationships, interfere with work, and lead to financial disaster. You may even do things you never thought you would, like running up huge debts or even stealing money to gamble.

Problem gambling is harmful to psychological and physical health. People who live with this addiction may experience depression, migraine, distress, intestinal disorders, and other anxiety-related problems. As with other addictions, the consequences of gambling can lead to feelings of despondency and helplessness.

You may say: “I ahve an addictive personality”.  However, “Addictive personality is not an actual psychiatric diagnosis,” says Michael Weaver, MD, medical director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. “Personalities are very complex, and while there’s not one specific type that’s more prone to addiction than others, there are several factors that can combine to make you more likely to become addicted.”

Background Information

There is information available which will help you formulate your action plan – both on our site and on external sites.

On our site

GamblingDrive

GamblingDrive deals with the hard facts about gambling and who wins and who definitely loses.

We have relevant information on GamblingDrive
ChangeDrive

ChangeDrive is all about taking your actions and making them into meaningful activities. ChangeDrive identifies your ability and desire to change and how easy you find it is to change.

We have relevant information on ChangeDrive

On external site(s)

The Mayo Clinic describes how you can identify if you are addicted to gambling

Gambling awareness looks at what to look out for.

Talk to one of our experts if you know you are going to struggle with your change

Video

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How to take positive steps to over come your gambling habit

How to Stop Gambling addiction? I try to help You on Gambling Addiction. Few years ago I was highly addicted to hard drugs, like cocaine, Alcohol, Cigarettes, weed and of course gambling as well. Fortunately for me I have gone through therapies in order to break the cycle of my addictions.

Over the years I have learnt so much about addiction and how it works that I decided to create free videos, to help people who are struggling, who want to quit but are not able to because of maybe financial situation or maybe you do not have support from your friends and family. No matter who you are or where you live, if you need help with gambling addiction, please listen to the steps in the video carefully and obviously follow them. Before we jump into the steps, you should know what is the main problem with gambling addiction.

Its your brain of course. Your not physically addicted but psychologically. Dopamin isa brain chemical which is released when you gamble. Its the brain chemical that gives us satisfaction feeling. Every time you accomplish something in life this chemical is released in your brain. But with gambling it is released with huge amounts. And please also know that not everyone has the same effect. If you are an addict type this will be a huge problem for u. U will chase dopamine release all ur life from different sources and it could be life threatening for u.

Here are some of the steps I mention in this video: 1. Admit you have a problem and you need help with gambling addiction 2. Cognitive behavioral therapy – Identifying the triggers 3. Understand the deeper cause of your addiction 4. Educate Yourself About Gambling Addiction 5.Get in the Right Environment 6.Find a Support Group/Professional therapist 7.What to do when relapsed?

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Questionnaire

In order for you to assess what you know about this health area, we suggest using a questionnaire. This might help you understand your situation in this area, or taking it might improve your understanding of the area.

You may be able to take this questionnaire online – either here on our site or on an external site – or download it and complete it on paper – it depends on copyright (and whether we’ve managed to build it on our site!).

The ways you can take a questionnaire:

More than one questionnaire on our site

Take Questionnaire on our site

You can take a questionnaire on our site. This will score the questions automatically and give you a summary showing what your score means.

You will see our questionnaire first, possibly followed by a tab which may contain a second questionnaire (see above).  If you scroll down you will see links to external questionnaire(s) or downloads if there are any. Scroll down until you get to the right place for you!

YDH Questionnaire Selection

The first questionnaire is a 10 question question looking at gambling addiction. The second is a 9 question questionnaire from the NHS which is really aimed at determining whether or not you have a gambling problem.

YDH Questionnaire Selection

The first questionnaire is a 10 question question looking at gambling addiction. The second is a 9 question questionnaire from the NHS which is really aimed at determining whether or not you have a gambling problem.

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