Like any addiction, gambling is entrancing.
For a small proportion, however, gambling has negative social consequences.
For every person who has a problem with gambling it has been estimated that another five people are affected.
When you gamble, the rest of your life fades into the background.
Like a magic spell – or a curse – victims of gambling addiction are seduced into throwing away time, money, relationships, and self-esteem.
Gambling addiction is a thief. It steals from you.
But the trouble is, it’s a charming thief. A trap that glitters is still a trap.
Most people addicted to gambling know what gambling is taking from them but still get hooked.
When not in the ‘gambling trance’, they can see right through it, but then somehow, the addiction takes over and they are helpless to stop.