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anyone here been directly or indirectly affected by gambling problems/addiction?

JustVJustV Community Manager Posts: 5,212 Part of The Furniture
The loot boxes thread got me curious about whether any of you have experienced gambling problems/addiction? If you're too young to gamble yourself, do you have friends or family who gamble?
All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
Amy22

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  • RiverRiver Community Champion Posts: 770 Part of The Mix Family
    my aunts daughter had a husband that would gamble and lost all the money and they nearly lost there kids as a result
    Slowly healing n finding the real me 🥲
    AnonymousToeAmy22
  • JustVJustV Community Manager Posts: 5,212 Part of The Furniture
    oh wow @River, do you mind sharing a bit more about what happened? (keeping it anon ofc!)
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
  • RiverRiver Community Champion Posts: 770 Part of The Mix Family
    @JustV long story short

    He lost all the money
    He had a second family
    He got arrested a few times
    He was a selfish twat lol
    Slowly healing n finding the real me 🥲
    AnonymousToeebyrne556
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  • MaisyMaisy Moderator Posts: 589 Incredible Poster
    I don't gamble but have known people who used to, as well as people who struggle with addiction. I imagine that some of the people that have caused massive issues for others in my life had issues around gambling too.

    It really is depressing how people struggle with gambling or addiction and cause so much pain to themselves and the people around them. It's a slippery slope that seems really easy to go down.

    I play games and only 'gamble' with virtual/pretend money and I can get a buzz from that adrenaline alone. I also understand that people might want to win more when they are on a lucky streak, or worse, try to win the money they lost back. But it never works out that way. I commend anyone who is able to recover from gambling and addiction and lead a better life. It must be really difficult.
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