Most people view gambling as a form of entertainment. They go to the casino or bet on sports events with the expectation that they will probably lose, and their monetary investment is the price they pay for a pleasurable experience.
But for some individuals, gambling becomes an ongoing issue when they begin to start chasing losses, gambling to escape personal feeling and problems, borrowing money from family or friends, or become secretive and lie about the amount of time they spend gambling. All of these factors can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle including ever-increasing financial troubles, family turmoil, and psychological and even physiological stress.
Meridian HealthCare offers a comprehensive Problem Gambling Treatment Program.
If you or a family member have a gambling problem, follow the link above for more information.