Tag Archives: compulsive gambling

$100,000 and a Dream: One Gambler’s Lotto Meltdown

Glamorous tales abound of high-rollers losing millions in a night, but the sad truth is most gambling addicts go bankrupt one scratch card at a time.


Drug found helpful in problem gamblers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a study of pathological gamblers, the urge to gamble and gambling-related behaviors diminished among those who took naltrexone — a drug frequently prescribed for the treatment of alcoholism and drug dependence.

Drug found helpful in problem gamblers | Health | Reuters

More and more we’re discovering that addictions are neurologically related. It has always amazed me how some are reluctant to admit that the mechanisms that make it possible for us to function as humans also have a strong influence on aberrant behavior.