Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Symptoms of Gambling Addiction!

Gambling is any game of chance. It involves risking something of value on an outcome that is not certain. It includes anything from pitching pennies or flipping for baseball cards, up to the things such as poker or casino games. Gambling will lead you to financial troubles in the future. Here are some of the major symptoms of dependence or addiction:

1. Borrowing money to gamble with or to pay gambling debts

2. Increasing isolation from family and friends

3. Declining school or work performance

4. Receiving a "high" from gambling

5. Neglecting basic needs, like money for food

6. Lying about how money is spent

7. Denying there is a problem