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2014-03-19 23:00:38

The National Council on Problem Gambling’s Helpline Network (800-522-4700) offers resources to help gambling addicts and their loved ones. Recovery starts with just a phone call. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Recovery is the focus of week four of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Anyone, anywhere, at any time, can call the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at (800-522-4700) to speak with a live, knowledgeable Helpline specialist. The Helpline specialist is...

2011-05-19 11:38:24

Explosion of opportunities means problem gamblers becoming more visible, says University of Calgary researcher A new paper by University of Calgary psychologist Dr. David Hodgins says the proliferation of gambling opportunities around the world, particularly online, is increasing the visibility of gambling disorders and giving access to people who previously had no exposure to gambling opportunities. Hodgins, head of the university's Addictive Behaviours Laboratory, says gambling disorders...

2009-10-27 13:52:35

Many people perceive gambling to be a harmless recreational activity. However, it is estimated that six to eight million people in the United States personally suffer from a gambling related problem. This problem seems to grow tentacles, extending out to wreak havoc and can profoundly impact the physical, emotional, and financial health of the family (spouses, children, extended). As stated in this month's issue of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the most common treatment models...

2006-03-30 12:10:00

By Clementine Wallace NEW YORK -- Contrary to the established notion that pathological gambling is a chronic and unremitting condition, it seems that it is often transitory and affected individuals can recover without treatment, according to new findings published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. "People used to think the same thing about alcohol," Dr. Wendy Slutske, from the University of Missouri in Columbia, told Reuters Health. "But now I think that we are starting to have a more...

2005-04-14 04:07:03

Frontal lobe dysfunction mirrors that of substance abusers, study finds HealthDay News -- America's estimated 7 million problem gamblers may have more in common with alcoholics or drug addicts than they think. A new study of Argentine gamblers finds that functional changes in their brains' inhibitory and decision-making centers resemble those seen in hard-core substance abusers. "Given that the neurobiology of what happens when somebody is gambling is much the same as what happens when they...

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