5 Main Reasons why do people suffer from gambling addiction.1) To escape with painful life experiences. People tend to gamble to avoid painful emotions and that can include of sadness, shame, guilt, humiliation, failure or even frustration. They feel the need to escape the stress, demands, and pressures of daily life.2) To recuperate their losses in gambling. After winning the first round, gambler always begin to deceive by the illusion of having “Big Win.” But most of the times, they tend to lose more than they have expected. In order to recuperate back their losses, they will continue to gamble till they used up their last dollar3) Assume gambling as a new source of entertainmentDo you like games, everyone have different form of entertainment, but majority people will take “Games” as their form of entertainment, because they will feel the fun, thrilled and challenge. But most people couldn’t choose it wisely and ended up taking gamble as a form of game entertainment. It is very harmful to them over the long term. They will start to get addicted and might have the chance to be heavily in debts and even cause disruption to their lifestyle. 4) Family HistoryIf you have anyone in your family who is a compulsive gambler, you are at higher risk of becoming one yourself. This could be because of the genetics or even social learning that you have learnt from your family members since young.5) Irrational ThoughtsGamblers also tend to have ridiculous beliefs; they will tend to think that they can find out a pattern of winning, and assuming that they won’t be so unlucky all the times to keep on losing in gambling. When they encounter few consecutives lost, it will strike their mind that a winning round is around the corner. In fact this irrational belief causes them to lose even more than ever or even become heavily in debts. Eventually, they will get addicted in gambling and continue to stay in this cycle of gambling.
How do you help someone who had suffered from gambling addiction?It is quite difficult to assist gambler who has a stubborn personality or doesn’t like to heed in the kind advices given from others. It is hard enough to change their thoughts and belief overnight.It is not an impossible task either, if you have follow below tips effectively.
You must be extermely patience and should not ever think of giving up at this critical moments only if you are really willing and concern to help your closed friends or even loved ones to end their gambling addiction.
Stop lending them money to gamble, if you loan them money to gamble, it will only worsen their addiction in gambling.
You must research for proven ways and strategies such as ebooks or even audio program that teach you how to quit gambling effectively.
Most gamblers that have addiction in gambling couldn’t really known what is their own problem.First, you must make them realise it and idenify this as a serious problem affectng to their lifestyle.
Set a new goal with them, chat with them often to find out what their concern, make them feel that you really shown care and concern towards them and most importantly, make them be aware that they are not alone facing this problem, you will be together with them solving it.