A Practical Plan for Surviving Gambling Addiction

A Complete Guide for Gambling Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Gambling Addiction

Chapter 2

Please Don’t Kill Yourself Today

This chapter lays out in great detail this book’s unique three-step plan that will prevent impulsive gambling related suicides. Every addicted gambler needs to learn and practice this plan. It will save their life.

References


Books:

The 5 Second Rule Mel Robbins, Savio Republic Publishing, 2017

There is a lot more to “The 5 Second Rule” than what I referred to in Chapter 2 (the starting ritual). There is a whole book in fact. As is the case with many of the ideas in this book, it can be useful in your life in general.

Quote: “I want you to have a massive breakthrough, right now. As in, right-right now.”


Articles and Websites:

How the brain gets addicted to gambling (from Scientific American, 2013)
Web search terms: scientific american 2013 brain gambling
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-the-brain-gets-addicted-to-gambling/

Basic overview on brain chemistry in Problem Gamblers.
Quote: “Addictive drugs and gambling rewire neural circuits in similar ways.”


Has dopamine got us hooked on tech? (from The Guardian, 2018)
Web search terms: Guardian dopamine facebook addiction
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/04/has-dopamine-got-us-hooked-on-tech-facebook-apps-addiction
A good explanation of the relationship between dopamine and addiction – including addiction to Facebook and other apps.
Quote: “Unnaturally large rewards are not filtered in the brain – they go directly into the brain and overstimulate, which can generate addiction. When that happens, we lose our willpower.”

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