Gambling may encourage a series of problematics behaviours that may lead to addiction, it is recognised as Pathological Gambling. It must be remembered that Gambling is forbidden to minors. If you are tempted to go online to start gambling it is good to have a conversation with an adult to help, consider the implications for yourself should you start gambling.
If you are dependent, then the signs will be:
- Not being able (literally) to stop playing. A first wake-up call is when you finish your money earlier than expected, when you choose to play instead of going out with friends.
- Losing your capacity to control your behaviour.
- Your main objective is to continue to seek further ways of gaining pleasure from a game.
- Relationships with others deteriorate, especially when your friends and family talk to you about stopping gambling.
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