Compulsive gambling, also called gambling disorder, is the
uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on
your life. Gambling can stimulate the brain's reward system much
like drugs such as alcohol can, leading to addiction. If you're
prone to compulsive gambling, you may continually chase bets, hide
your behavior, deplete savings, accumulate debt, or even resort to
theft or fraud to support your addiction.
Compulsive gambling is a serious condition that can destroy
Gambling Disorder is recognized by the American Psychiatric
Association as an addiction.
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