Are you tired of fighting a gambling addiction? Do you wish your gambling problem would just go away? You have probably heard that once you are addicted to anything, the addiction lasts a lifetime. That is true to the best of my knowledge. Though it is true that the gambling problem you have now will never go away, it is possible to not think about gambling all the time. Thinking about the gambling problem, or gambling is the part of a gambling addiction that wears many people down. In plain English, they just get tired of talking about it, thinking about it, and dealing with the gambling problem they have.
While the compulsive gambling disease is incurable, it is possible to go through days or even weeks without thinking about it or being fixated on the problem. That is what you really want, isn’t it? You want to just live your life, have fun, laugh, enjoy life, without battling a problem 24/7. You want relief. The good news is that is possible. The disease may not go away, but the symptoms can be treated.
I know gamblers who have a normal life and enjoy life. I have also known them long enough so I remember when they first stopped gambling and started working at being a non-gambler. Many of them complained at the time that it seemed the joy had gone out of life, that life wasn’t any fun anymore. After time passed I reminded some of them of that and we had a good laugh. How dark things seemed when they first admitted they had a gambling problem and started to take their first small, hesitating steps towards being clean, a non-gambler.
The first thing you have to understand about your wonderful mind is that it has parts. There is the conscious part of your mind and the subconscious part. The conscious part of your mind may want to be happy and just relax and enjoy life, but your subconscious may be preoccupied with a desire to gamble. As long as your subconscious is fixated on gambling, there will be no relief, but the nice thing about the human mind is that it can only truly hold one thought at a time. In other words, if your subconscious becomes filled or fixated with another thought, the gambling desire and all the nervousness and anxiety that goes with it, will disappear.
There are meditation and relaxation techniques that are very easy to learn and that you can use to clear your mind. These powerful techniques have worked for many people, just ordinary people who happened to have a gambling problem, just like you. If you have a gambling problem and you are sick of it, I recommend you keep treating it with a 12 step program or the therapy you are now using, but also add an Mp3 that is specially programmed to relax your mind and put those positive thoughts into your subconscious that will replace the gambling problem and give you the relief you seek.
You won’t be cured and you will still need your therapy or support group, but you will eventually find whole days and even weeks going by without that terrible battle and yes, you will find some of the joy coming back into your life.
There are many different forms of gambling from betting at the horse races or for your favourite sports teams or trying your chance pussy888 at a casino game. And with today’s age of the computer you can gamble online at any of the many online sporting or casino websites. So how does online gambling compare to traditional gambling.
For starters, online gambling can be done in the comfort of your own home providing you have a computer with an active internet connection and use of a credit or debit card. And so there is little or no travel involved. Traditional gambling requires travel to the gambling site. And many people have enjoyed a gambling opportunity at Las Vegas or Atlantic City or just at their local casino or race track.
Secondly, you have to join up with the gambling website you are interested which means filling in a form and is usually free. You do not have to join or fill in any of your details with traditional gambling.
Thirdly, you can concentrate completely on your online game because there are no noisy people, no cigarette smoke and no drunken people which could annoy you. You have the peace and quiet of your own home if you desire. However with traditional gambling you are around like minded people doing the same thing and this creates atmosphere. It is a chance to get out and socialise with friends and have an enjoyable outing.
Fourthly, as each online website is competing against each other then they offer bonuses in order to entice people to join their website. And the bonuses can be large depending on the amount of money you bid eg large amounts of money or free holiday somewhere.
Do you get bonuses at traditional gambling locations? No
Fifthly, with online gambling websites, you are not obliged to tip employees. In real casinos for example, you will be obliged to tip waiters, dealers and other employees for a better service. This however could vary between different countries.
Sixthly, the online casino gambling experience may even surpass the physical casino experience as they have very strict rules and regulations.
Lastly, on online gambling websites your money is safe in the account you set up as they have high security. This is as long as you have taken your own safety precautions with antispyware and antivirus protection installed on your computer and that you have joined a licensed and regulated online gambling website. With traditional gambling you could run the risk of your money being stolen, so you just need to look after your money carefully.