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Signs of Gambling Addiction

Approximately 2.5 million Americans suffer from compulsive gambling, and the gambling issue in the United States is growing with the legalization of gambling in 48 states plus the District of Columbia. People lose millions of dollars every year from gambling. Whether you are dealing with moderate gambling or gambling frequently, you may wonder how to…

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5 Reasons That Addicts Lie

Most people with addiction could not pass a pathological liar test. This is because lying is a hallmark of addiction. The disease of addiction hijacks the brain and steals empathy, clarity and awareness of one’s problems and the suffering of those around them. It fosters narcissistic behavior and loss of moral compass. And it leads…

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How to Help an Alcoholic Sibling

It is often said that alcoholism is a family disease. Maybe only one family member is drinking, but the whole family reels. Figuring out how to help an alcoholic family member can be confusing and frustrating, but there are a few guidelines that can help you, as a brother or sister of an active alcoholic,…