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How do you stop yourself from getting addicted?


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Jul 23, 2010
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Casino games are really easy to play and only requires small amount of money to start playing games, do how do you prevent yourself from getting addicted? or if you are addicted to it how are you dealing with it?
I just accept that if I lose, thats it, I will not gamble anymore.
I know that I have less chance to win, so playing more will only hurt me.
Errr if it gets that bad how about blocking the casino websites to prevent you accessing them?
Get help from a professional,That's the best way. You can try to do other things when you feel you may hurt yourself to keep your mind off of whatever is causing you to do this,like running, working out, writing go outside, paint, ride a bike, bake a cake, go for a walk with your ipod, sit by the lake, draw what you see in the park.
Get help from a professional, it is the best way. When you try to do other things that you can hurt yourself you do whatever your mind to running, working out, writing, going out like paint, ride a bike , bake a cake, go for a walk with your iPod is causing the can to keep, and sit on the edge of the lake, and draw what you see in the park.
Just make sure your priorities are straight to gain control over gambling before you start having a problem.
Make yourself and your body in control and enjoy playing the way it should be. Try to leave your bank card at home next time and only hold in cash with you that you can afford to lose. :)
First of all you need to set yourself a financial limit on how much you will gamble at any one time.
I was addicted on playing when my friend introduced me in different online casinos. Sometimes I wasn't able to focus on my studies because of playing and the enjoyment it brings to me. Then when I get matured enough, I was able to lessen my time in playing by focusing more on my social activities and stuffs.
though its really really hard to stop in this addiction.. try to engage yourself in other activities!
You have to discipline yourself...

and once you say to yourself that you want to stop...

that's the only time you can start controlling yourself.....

It will all starts within you,no matter how others advice you....
I think it's a matter of self-discipline. If you think you are losing enough and you started to "loose" yourself...then go out from gambling and have some break...

I agree, if it bothers your life and your family, might as well stop from it. You may ask your betting site to close your account from you so that you are hindered to use it.
Gambling means Gambling... Money Cars FAMILY!
And it's very addictive. Like a drug.
If not out of control, fine.But, like I said, IT'S ADDICTIVE.Marketing:ADDICTIVE. If you win,it makes you happy, so you try it over and over, Like a drug.Only gamble in modderation.But sadly, few do now a-days.
IDENTIFY: make sure you know what you are addicted to. it will help later on so you know exactly what to avoid

example: i addicted to gambling

SEPARATE: this is the hardest step because you are pulling away from something you are so used to doing. take this slowly don't do it all at once or you will go through withdraw and you will end up worst than before.

example: limit yourself in the activity such as since im addicted to gambling i limit my hours on the computer. used to gambling everyday 24/7, now only 5 days a week, alternate.

TIME: it takes 31 days to break a habit. it will be the longest month of your life but your addiction will slowly fade away. i wish you the best of luck!
Myths & Facts about Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling

MYTH: You have to gamble every day to be a problem gambler.
FACT: A problem gambler may gamble frequently or infrequently. Gambling is a problem if it causes problems.

MYTH: Problem gambling is not really a problem if the gambler can afford it.
FACT: Problems caused by excessive gambling are not just financial. Too much time spent on gambling can lead to relationship breakdown and loss of important friendships.

MYTH: Partners of problem gamblers often drive problem gamblers to gamble.
FACT: Problem gamblers often rationalize their behavior. Blaming others is one way to avoid taking responsibility for their actions, including what is needed to overcome the problem.

MYTH: If a problem gambler builds up a debt, you should help them take care of it.
FACT: Quick fix solutions may appear to be the right thing to do. However, bailing the gambler out of debt may actually make matters worse by enabling gambling problems to continue.