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.
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
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
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.”