By Ace Blackwood
There are many vices lurking in the society today. One of
Whatís even worse is the fact that people who are so hooked up
with gambling have the tendency to get addicted to it.
Addiction is a serious social issue that society is still
trying to muster. With gambling addiction, gamblers just donít
lose money but life and family as well. That is why it is
extremely important to solve the problem.
In reality, there are available measures and methods so as to
treat gambling addiction. Some of which are:
1. Through medications.
Usually, gambling addicts are treated through medications in
the form of anti-depressants or what medical experts call as
Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or the SSRR. This medication has
been proven to treat pathological gamblers or those who feel
the blow whenever they win.
2. Through psychological treatments.
Most psychologists contend that the problem of gambling
addiction is often associated with a problem on their
behavior. Hence, it would be better to let the gambling
undergo cognitive behavior therapy.
In this process, the gambling addicts are taught how to get
of the negative ideas and replace them with positive ones.
3. Through group therapy.
Group discussions are also effective in treating gambling
addiction. Through this method, gamblers will get to interact
and discuss their own personal problems that led them to
One great advantage of this therapy is that gamblers get to
listen to other gamblers stories. They will be able to
understand some angles that may sound just like their very own
situations but were unable to identify them because of the
feeling of rejection or shame.
Gambling addiction must be stopped at once. It has already
dominated the society and even perpetuated the problem among
college students. In 2004, the Annenberg Public Policy Center
at the University of Pennsylvania has reported that 11.4% of
their male students are fond of betting cards at least once a
week. This was deemed alarming because they had only 6.2% on
the previous yearís report, which made it an increase of 84%
just one year.
Moreover, according to the Journal of Gambling Studies,
gamblers who are college students make up 1.6% of the total
population. It may seem little at first but the fact that the
percentage is gradually increasing is enough to cause alarm.
So, the best way to cure treat gambling addiction is to lessen
the chances of playing. This is because the more people can
play the greater chances they get addicted.
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