Gamble Problem gambling is gambling behavior which causes disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational.

The term "Problem Gambling" includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as "Pathological", or "Compulsive" Gambling, a progressive addiction characterized by;

  • increasing preoccupation with gambling,
  • a need to bet more money more frequently,
  • restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop,
  • "chasing" losses, and
  • loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences.

Purpose and Mission:

The Mission of the National Council on Problem Gambling is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

Guide For Users:

Go to the Problem Gamblers section for information and referral resources, frequently asked questions, self assessment tools, state by state help, directories of counselors and treatment centers.

See also;

Slaying The Devil: One Man’s Fight To Kick A Gambling Problem Into Touch by Mark Kershner

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