Slot Machine Addiction Help

by Bob Walsh

If you need slot machine addiction help, you’re at the right place. Pathological gambling is a very hard addiction to overcome and has ruins thousands of lives every single year. However, since you’re already reading this, you show that you’re in a good position to overcome this addiction: because you’re actively seeking solutions for this problem.

Most slot machine addicts on the other hand never even admit that they have a problem.

“Everything is under control. I’m not addicted, that’s ridiculous. It’s just fun.”

These are the kinds of things they tell themselves and others.

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Every gambler has that belief that they’re still in control of their gambling habit – that one day they’ll get a grip on it. But the truth is that you just can’t resist those slot machines. They’re incredibly addictive.

Here’s a mindboggling fact:

American casinos make about 48 billion dollars in the US every year in profits. 70% of their total income is made at the slots! All the other things – roulette, poker, etc. taken together don’t even make half the money.

That’s funny, because slot machines don’t seem like a high stakes game. They seem kind of… well, harmless at first. There doesn’t seem be that excitement, that thrill, you typically don’t picture high rollers at the slots. But that’s all a deceptive surface.

What’s more, nowadays slot machines can’t just be found in casinos. You now can play in the privacy of your own home any time you want. The internet has it all.

So where can you look for slot machine addiction help?

Gambler’s Anonymous

One popular thing for people who want to overcome slot machine addiction is to visit meetings.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is similar to AA – they meet together, talk about their struggles with addiction, how it impacts them and try to help each other to overcome it.

It can be a good idea to go there because

  • simply talking about these things and hearing that others are going through similar experiences, facing similar problems and challenges can help you to feel better about yourself.
  • It’s free to attend the meetings and become a member,
  • you don’t need to commit to anything.

The only prerequisite to join GA is that you want to stop gambling.

Professional Help

There are councellors and self help groups in pretty much every state of the US. To locate one near you you can contact the National Council on Problem Gambling by calling 1 800 522 4700.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis can help you to better resist the urge to play and manage yourself when you experience withdrawal symptoms and get back in control over yourself. You can use the Gambling Hypnosis Download.

Reasons For Slot Machine Addiction

Sometimes doing a bit of introspection can direct you in the right way, so that you can find a way out of your addiction.

Chances are, there’s something in your life that you don’t feel like dealing with, and it causes you unpleasant feelings: anxiety, stress, anger…

When you’re sitting at the slots, all that fades away into the distance.

It’s a way of getting all that heavy stuff of your mind and just being in the moment. You cherish that experience of getting into the zone.

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