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Is ambling a problem?

According to gambling addiction statistics around the world, about 26% of the population, or 1.6 billion people, gamble, and the global problem of gambling addiction is between 0.12 and 5.8%.

Today, because of its wide availability, online gambling has a greater impact. With the Covid-19 pandemic, the circle of online users and those who suffer from this addiction has expanded significantly.

Gambling addiction - also known as pathological gambling addiction, compulsive gambling addiction or gambling disorder - is an impulse control disorder. A compulsive gambler cannot control the impulse to gamble, even if it has negative consequences for him and his loved ones. He will continue to gamble regardless of the consequences.

Gambling addiction is sometimes referred to as a "hidden disease" because it has no obvious physical signs or symptoms like drug or alcohol addiction.

Gambling addiction is also often associated with other behavioral or mood disorders. Many gamblers also suffer from substance abuse, uncontrollable ADHD, stress, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.

Be attentive to yourself and your loved ones. This problem is not easy to recognize and even harder to admit. There are many organizations that assist in the treatment of this addiction.

At Serenity, we think gambling addiction is a serious problem.

What do you think? Is gambling a problem?


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