Many people enjoy a casual bet, but sometimes it turns into more than just fun. Studies show that gambling can alter the way your brain functions, much like addictive substances do.
Many people love to bet on sports, but sometimes they bet too much. In the United States alone, millions enjoy placing wagers on their favorite teams and games. This blog post will explore how sports betting affects lives.
Do you ever wonder what's happening in your brain when you're gambling? Studies show that habitual gambling can lead to changes in the structure and function of your brain similar to drug addiction. Our blog post will delve into this complex issue, exploring how the thrill of the game triggers certain neurological responses, and offering strategies for healthier behavior.
Gambling takes more than it ever gives. It can destroy lives, relationships, and can cause financial ruin. With Problem Gambling Awareness Month coming to a close, let’s take a look at some realistic ways to get out of gambling debt.
Algamus is proud to announce that 2022 marks 30 years of treating gambling addiction. From our humble beginnings to now having treated thousands of individuals, we have learned and observed so much over the course of three decades that have helped us shape Algamus into what it is today.
Many people don’t realize that a gambling disorder and a substance use disorder have some notable similarities, and it is common for these two disorders to go hand in hand. Typically, if a person has a compulsive gambling disorder, they are more likely to develop an alcohol or substance use disorder, and vice versa.
All Bets Are Off is a gambling addiction recovery podcast created by three gambling addicts in recovery, along with a passionate researcher whose father struggled with a gambling addiction.
Recently, Ryan of All Bets Are Off sat down with Algamus founder, Rick Benson, to discuss Rick's past with gambling, and how he started Algamus Gambling Treatment Center.
Listen to the full podcast here.
Gambling is very normalized in our culture, with approximately 85% of American adults having gambled at least once in their lives, and 65% within the last year. Although many people can gamble without becoming addicted, there are many risks involved when it comes to wagering any amount of money.
In order to help a family member who may be struggling with gambling, or to avoid developing a compulsive gambling disorder yourself, it’s important to be aware of the signs of each stage of a gambling disorder.
Sports betting is a common, casual activity that sports fans like to engage in as they watch games, but is it as harmless as it seems? With the NFL starting next week, and the NHL and NBA starting shortly after, it’s the perfect time to educate yourself about sports betting before placing bets on these games.
Everyone has different coping mechanisms, and for some, it’s gambling. A gambling addiction seems easy to hide at first, but many who suffer from gambling addiction often suffer silently.
Different subtypes of gambling disorder, such as action or escape gambling, use gambling habits to suppress distress, which brings up a range of issues particular to each group.
Gambling addictions are not as black and white as they may seem, and quitting is not as simple as “just stopping.” By learning the differences between these subtypes of gambling disorder, gamblers can learn how to avoid hurtful habits.