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Sep 19, 2017

Signs of Daily Fantasy Sports Betting Addiction

Fantasy sports is big business. There are many organizations making lots of money of “fun” gambling between friends but for some people, daily sports betting becomes more than they gambled for. It can become a very serious gambling addiction. 

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Aug 15, 2017

Algamus is Voted as One of the Top 25 Gambling Addiction Blogs

Algamus is one of the most trusted and well known gambling addiction centers in Prescott, AZ. Our aim is to help patients conquer gambling addiction through tailored treatment programs.

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Jul 28, 2017

Is Daily Sports Betting an Addiction?

Fantasy sports leagues provide followers with all the excitement of being at the game and the opportunity to interact with (and defeat) friends and colleagues. Despite the fun, though, fantasy sports can have a dark side when betting is involved. 

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May 29, 2017

Is Short-Term Gambling Rehab Effective?

There are many reasons why someone would want to choose a short-term gambling addiction treatment program, but is a short-term gambling rehab program effective?

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Apr 5, 2017

Problem Gambling & Depression

World Health Day, celebrated annually on April 7th, is seen by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a global health matter. The theme for 2017’s World Health Day is “Depression: Let’s Talk.” While people may not initially associate gambling with depression, many compulsive gamblers also suffer from mental health issues.

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Mar 7, 2017

Compulsive Gambling & Women

As much as 3% of the American population could be diagnosed with a gambling addiction. And, although it has been historically dominated by men, gambling has become increasingly popular among women. Recent studies revealed gender-specific differences in age, lifestyle, preferences, and behaviors. Let’s look at the factors that influence women’s gambling addiction.

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Mar 3, 2017

Compulsive Gambling: Have the Conversation

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. This is an awareness month that doesn’t always get a lot of social awareness because it’s an issue that still carries a lot of shame and doesn’t usually come with a “face” that we feel emotional ties to such as sick children or terrible accidents. Fittingly, the important theme this year for Gambling Awareness Month is “Have the Conversation.”

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Jan 9, 2017

How Many Times Have You Gone to GA?

How many times have you gone to Gambler's Anonymous? For many, the weekly meetings are their lifeline where they are inspired, refreshed, reminded, and renewed. It is the place that keeps them grounded and prevents them from relapsing back into their old destructive behaviors.

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Dec 5, 2016

What Gambling Withdrawal Looks Like for a Compulsive Gambler

There was a time when compulsive gambling was considered to be a bad habit, a hobby or preoccupation that some people took a little too far. There is a common perception that one can simply quit at any time. Many people still consider gambling addiction to be primarily a financial problem and don’t understand that deep and profound control that it can have over a person.

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Nov 28, 2016

Gamblers Anonymous

If you or someone you love has been struggling with compulsive gambling, you probably want to know what to do to get things under control quickly. When the desire to gamble starts taking priority over other things it can start to damage relationships with your family and colleagues and it can cause havoc to your finances. If you know that it’s time to quit gambling and you’re ready to make the commitment, Gamblers Anonymous is an option. 

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