People in recovery may recognise one or more of these types of gambler. 1 – Professional gamblers make their living by gambling and thus consider it a profession. They are skilled in the games they choose to play and are able to control both the amount of money and time spent gambling. Thus, professional gamblers …∞
Of all the behaviours compulsive or addicted to helping can be the most difficult to understand. This is further hindered by the confusing terminology used to describe it. Just as addiction means as many different things to as many people so do terms like co-dependency. We have tried to help clarify the situation by using …∞
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Co-Victims of Alcoholism, some times called codependency Many of us found that we had several characteristics in common as a result of being brought up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional households. We had come to feel isolated, and uneasy with other people, especially authority figures. To protect ourselves, we became people pleasers, even though …∞
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 …∞
Internet addiction, or problematic Internet use, affects close to 1% of the general population of the United States, according to a study from Stanford University School of Medicine. What Is Internet Addiction? Currently, about 71% of the US population has access to the Internet, and this new medium has revolutionized such life aspects as …∞
Emotional Sobriety Do you use substances or engage in compulsive activities to regulate your mood? Do you reach for something sweet, a couple of drinks, or a pack of cigarettes after a difficult day because you can’t unwind without them? Do you race to the stores to spend away the day’s frustrations or run around …∞
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Compulsive gambling is a symptom of an emotional, spiritual, psychological and physical illness, characterized by low self-esteem, immaturity, instability and obsessive behavior. Because compulsive gambling is an insidious and baffling illness, some adults have difficulty deciding if they were affected by compulsive gambling during childhood. The following questions may help you to determine whether compulsive …∞
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The 12 Signs of Compulsive Debting are; 1. Being unclear about your financial situation. Not knowing account balances, monthly expenses, loan interest rates, fees, fines, or contractual obligations. 2. Frequently "borrowing" items such as books, pens, or small amounts of money from friends and others, and failing to return them. 3. Poor saving habits. …∞
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