When Your Gambling Addiction Has You Beat
edited: Friday, January 02, 2009
By Michelle Tee
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009
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If you are not sure if your gambling addiction has gotten the better of you, be sure to read this article.
How do you know when your gambling problem has got you beat? How can you tell when you know your life is getting progressively worse but you just cannot pinpoint exactly why?
My answer to this question is that you will most definitely know. You will know when it is time to get help for your gambling addiction. You will feel it.. and know it in your gut.
You will know that it is time to surrender with your white flag and get yourself help for your gambling problem which has caused so much pain and suffering in your life.
When you start to feel hopeless, despondent, alone, scared, and desperate, you will come to realize that you cannot live your life this way anymore. You cannot continue to come home at 5:00 in the morning broke, guilty, suicidal, and empty inside.
• When you start to lie, cheat, steal, miss work, and max out your credit cards, your gambling problem has gotten the better of you.
• When you stop caring for your body and your hygiene like you used to, your gambling problem has gotten the better of you.
• When family and friends are put on the back burner, and the most important thing in your day is going to the casino, racetrack or poker room, you will know that your gambling problem has gotten the better of you.
Depression, anxiety and loneliness are now familiar emotions to you. When your gambling addiction has gotten the better of you, will you know who you are anymore? You actually will not.
You will feel quite disconnected from your rational thoughts, emotions, and your spirituality. You will feel dead inside, and you will know in your heart that your life is not the same anymore. Things have changed and taken a dramatic turn for the worst.
You will not know who you are anymore when your gambling problem has gotten the better of you.
The best part is that you can get help for your gambling problem. You do not have to live life in this miserable state anymore. You do not have to continue on this self-destructive path any longer.
Grab the bull by the horns and start to reclaim your life. Believe that life is better when you are not in the grips of compulsive gambling. Life can get better for you if you stop gambling now and make the choice to recover from your gambling addiction.