In the special section of almost every online casino you can see a warning that gambling may cause strong addiction. The message informs you of a looming threat, and that`s it. How not to become a gambling victim?
Unfortunately, the most effective and trustworthy method is not to play at all. An obvious shortcoming of such a radical approach is the fact that most people are not subject to game addiction. However, it`s impossible to determine the susceptibility to addiction without playing.
On the one hand, it would be stupid to deprive yourself of the captivating and interesting pastime. On the other hand, no one wants to become a gambling addict. There are no specific recommendations on this issue, because every person reacts individually. Still, everyone should know the signs of game addiction.
You should give up playing and see a therapist if:
You spend too much time at the online casino and you can hardly tell how much time you`ve spent playing
You feel the need of playing without stop. You get annoyed and frustrated when something distracts you from the game
You want to win back and can`t fight this feeling
You cancel appointments with your friends and acquaintances, come late to work or important meetings because of gambling
Your winnings don`t bring you any pleasure
You feel comfortable only when playing your favorite game
You borrow money to play for or sell your belongings
You can` t stop, even if you`ve decided how much time you would spend on the game
You`re obsessed with large winnings
You can`t remember when was the last time you haven`t played
Unfortunately, game addiction is a very dangerous mental disease, which is as hard to cure as alcohol or drug addiction. Try to pay close attention to your and your family members` mental health.