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Dec 8, 2020

Gambling Relapse Triggers and How to Avoid Them

The holidays can be a difficult season to navigate if you are currently recovering from a gambling disorder, especially due to our current state of isolation. Here are some common relapse triggers and tips on how you can avoid them.

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Nov 10, 2020

Dealing with the holidays and gambling

As we look forward to the holidays, it's so important to have your priorities set in your mind. There are so many distractions during this time of year, and emotions can be at a high on many different levels.

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Nov 4, 2020

Gambling and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of seasonal depression that affects millions of Americans during the colder winter months. SAD symptoms include oversleeping, lack of energy, overeating, and isolating yourself from friends and family. If you are recovering from a gambling disorder, SAD can make you vulnerable to a relapse, especially during periods of extensive self-isolation due to COVID. Here are some practical things you can do to reduce your SAD symptoms and your risk of relapsing. 

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Oct 21, 2020

Harmful Effects Of Gambling On The World Series

Sports has the potential to be such a healthy experience for people, but when it comes to gambling on sports games, there are a few dangers to be aware of.
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Sep 29, 2020

Benefits of Attending a Residential Treatment Center

Are you wondering which gambling treatment service is best for you? In this video, founder Rick Benson discusses the benefits of attending a residential treatment facility like Algamus.

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Sep 15, 2020

Covid is causing more gambling, not less

COVID-19 has seemingly put everything on hold – but what about gambling? From an objective standpoint, it may appear that the pandemic would have caused a decrease in gambling activity, due to the lack of sporting events and the closing of casinos around the world, but this is not the case. Gambling has not stopped due to the pandemic – it has just moved online. 

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Sep 4, 2020

Why come to a residential gambling treatment center in the midst of a pandemic?

If you have a gambling problem and are looking to get help, given the current situation with COVID, you may be asking yourself why you would want to enter a residential treatment center like Algamus in Prescott, Arizona.  

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Jul 27, 2020

Problem Gambling is not just a North American issue

Problem gambling is not just an issue in North America, it is universal.  In this first post we will look at problem gambling in Japan, where the Japanese government has recently introduced legislation allowing Integrated Resorts with Casinos into the country for the first time.

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May 11, 2020

How to Approach a Loved One About Their Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction can take a huge toll on your relationships and your family finances. If you suspect a loved one is struggling with a compulsive gambling disorder, approaching them the right way is key to having a successful conversation. Suggesting that a loved one get treatment is a challenge, but if they know you are there to offer support and with their best interests at heart, they may be more likely to see out professional help.

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Apr 21, 2020

Is Day Trading a Form of Gambling?

The volatility of the stock market is at one of its highest points in recent memory. It might be tempting to jump on the roller coaster and try your hand at playing the market, as buying in the dips and selling at the peaks could potentially result in some good returns. But at what point does day training on the stock market more closely resemble a form of gambling?  And can it put you at risk for developing a compulsive gambling disorder?

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