Gambling has been treating as a leisure or time passing activity since long past. In today’s fast pacing world, many people also claim that gambling makes their mind to refresh and relax. But the big deal about gambling is its money making capacity. For the social gamblers the curb may remain under control, but when addiction overcasts, frequency turns into regularity, only to make a person a pathological or compulsive gambler. On top of it, a list of modern itineraries right from the casino to non-casino games is one step forward to invoke someone into the gambling world. As the number of video pokers and casino parlors are increasing, a growing number of pathological and compulsive gamblers are spending money, ultimately end up losing the stake, making their families face a big financial trouble.
People who are not averse to take risks often fall into the trap of the slot machine. It’s when the bet is won, the punter feels an adrenaline rush that provokes him to play further. Or when the bet is lost, it’s the same rush that pushes him to play even more to win back the money lost. In any case, the gambler, despite knowing the problems related, cannot pull the curb back. Consequently the wager invokes all problems in work, family, social and interpersonal relationships. With no time the person feels anger, disappointment with life, mental illness, loss of concentration, headache and slowly goes into trauma that sometimes can even move to committing suicide.
Pathological or compulsive gambling is hard to cure, but treatment can be done if the remedies are used at the right time. The Gambler needs family, social, and psychological support. The aid of support groups can be of help. The person can also join “Gamblers Anonymous”, which is a self-help group to serve to the pathological gamblers; while his family can consult with “Gam-Anon” that help the family members to cope with the situation. The person concerned may also need to visit a psychiatrist or psychoanalyst to get the psychological support to delve deeper into the problem and find remedy.