|The Lounge | Champions | The Wire | Schedule | Audio | Arcade | The Top Ten | Historical | Email | Video|
Compulsive Gamblers Guilt Affects Their Gambling Addiction Recovery
When a compulsive gambler is in recovery, feeling guilty is one of the toughest areas to resolve for some people. When a gambler finally makes the conscious decision to stop gambling, reality sets in for the first time in a long time. When they take finally take stock in themselves they see all the damage they caused. Some people stop right before it's too late and they have a few assets left. Then the compulsive gambler thinks they're in control and once again go back to gambling. The next time the destruction is twice as worse. The feelings of guilt increase until they finally are willing to face they have a gambling problem.
Through various discussions with compulsive gamblers, I found a majority felt guilty and ashamed about the following:
* Feeling guilty you lied to your family and friends
* Feeling ashamed that your family and friends know you have a problem gambling
* Feeling guilty that friends and family may never trust you again
* Feeling guilty and ashamed knowing how much money you lost that could have been better spent.
* Feeling guilty you didn't spend enough time with your children.
* Feeling guilty about your self destructive behavior
* Feeling guilty you didn't go to relatives and friends events (birthdays, graduations etc.)
In time people will forgive the compulsive gambler, but can the compulsive gambler forgive them selves?
Friends and family will come around if the compulsive gambler keeps their word from now on. Once the gambler tells you they stop gambling, they must stick to it. If not they will lose credibility. Trust is very important both for the compulsive gambler and for the family and friends. People have to learn to trust compulsive gamblers all over again. In time they will if the compulsive gambler is willing to stop gambling.
Even though a compulsive gambler made numerous mistakes, they can recover and they can move forward. It's human nature to learn from your mistakes. No one is going to give the compulsive gambler the death penalty for gambling. A lot of gamblers feel this way when their world comes crumbling down.
Take the time to improve your quality of life and the compulsive gambler's feelings of guilt will diminish over time.
Mr. Howard Keith has an extensive background in dealing with compulsive gamblers, relatives and friends of gamblers and teenage gamblers.Mr. Keith believes there are many alternatives to aid in the recovery of a gambling addiction verses a twelve step program. A large percentage of his emails were from compulsive gamblers looking for an alternative to Gamblers Anonymous and twelve step programs. Gamblers Anonymous also helps a significant number of people each year but there is a large percentage that they are unable to reach.
For more information on gambling addiction and stop gambling you can check out: I Stopped Gambling So Can You http://www.istoppedgambling.com/
Teenage Gambling Addiction website: http://www.teenage-gambling-addiction.org/
Poll finds majority of New Jersey residents still oppose casino gambling ... - Press of Atlantic City
Help Become a Consistent Winner at Online Low-Limit Texas Hold 'Em by Playing at the "Easy" Tables
Select Advantageous TablesTable selection is one of the most overlooked aspects of winning at poker. It becomes even more important in the world of online play.
5 Tips for Finding the Best Poker Websites
There has been an enormous growth in poker websites in the last couple of years and there are now literally hundreds of them to play at. But how do you select a good poker site?Here are 5 factors that you should consider when making your choice of where to play poker online.
Roulette Strategies - The 10 Commandments for Bigger Profits!
You will see many roulette strategies on the net.Here we have gathered the 10 most important strategies for playing roulette and maximising your profits.
Introduction to Texas Holdem Strategy - 3 Concepts
Concept #1 - Pot OddsLong-term profits in holdem come from making bets with a positive expectation. You only have a positive expectation when your payoff is higher than your risk.
Poker Face in Cyberspace
His palms are sweaty and his heart is racing, but he smiles when he sees his cards."I can't lose this one", he says, with a big grin on his face.
Tips On How To Gamble
How would you like to have your name on a check worth thousands of dollars? Actually, it's not as difficult as you may think. It requires some time and effort on your part; however, the rewards far outweigh the effort that may you put in.
Amazing Lottery Secrets - Just the Facts!
When it comes to Lottery Secrets, we've discovered amazing and powerfulinformation, that we feel anyone who plays their respective lottery shouldbe aware of. Did you know that the greatest percentage of lottery playerschoose to "quick pick" their numbers?If you knew this bit of information you might want to reconsider.
The Bingo Renaissance
Little old ladies in slippers, playing for pennies and cents in a converted community hall is no longer the reality of bingo. The game has in recent years and now more than ever undergone a rebirth in its popularity and status and now looks set to boom in the coming years.
The Secret of Pushing the Pass Line
Video Poker - Should You Play Maximim Coins?
The arguments are almost endless about whether or not to play the maximum number of coins on each hand in video poker. We'll attempt to make some sense of it for you.
Online Casino Free Cash Bonus Means Sometimes No Money At All
Giving away online casino bonuses by casino operators seems to be the easiest way to attract gamblers. There are many types of bonuses out there - match bonuses (or sign up bonuses), deposit bonuses (when you transfer funds via Neteller or Paysparks) and free cash bonuses (also known as no-deposit bonus).
Tips & Strategies for Slot Players
1. Always play with money you can afford to lose.
Ten Easy Tips For Improving Your Online Poker Game
When you play poker online, you have options available that you don't have at the card room or at your regular home game. Taking advantage of these extra options can improve your online poker results.
2005 AFC East Football Preview
In the AFC East I expect to see the Patriots drop off a bit, but not much, the reason for the projected drop off is mainly due to the fact that the Patriots will be without the services of offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, both have moved on to head coaching positions, Weis with Notre Dame and Crennel with the Cleveland Browns. Eric Mangini is the new defensive coordinator, while Bill Belichick will be calling the plays on offense himself.
Blackjack is one of the most loved casino games out there. Yes, you can take some time off from work and travel out to Vegas to play or one of the many smaller casinos scattered around the country.
Free Roll Texas Holdem Tournaments
Free Roll Texas Holdem Tournaments are great because they allow you to play poker absolutely free and actually win REAL money. Does this sound too good to be true? Then go to the Trident Poker online casino to see for yourself.
FSBO: For Sale By Owners - A Novel Fiction Work Preface
We are For Sale By Owners, "FSBOs." We spend our time trying to sell ourselves and others on what we are doing or what we want to believe.
Simple Jacks or Better Strategy Tutorial
Statistical Arbitrage strategy applied to Video PokerIntroductionJacks or Better is a popular video poker game available at many online casinos. When collecting casino matched deposit bonuses, it counts towards wagering requirements for most online casinos, has a high payout, and a large jackpot.
Gambling Addiction Basics
The coming age has brought with it numerous new pathological addictions, one of them being addiction to gambling. Pathological gambling was conferred with the status of a disease by the American Psychiatric Association back in 1980s.
Understanding Online Casino Bonuses
Are you puzzled by the workings of online Casino bonuses, with those pulsating dollar signs and offers of free cash? Let's see if we can demystify the situation.Different rules apply to different casino bonuses - know these rules and avoid disappointment.
Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us
Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.