Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Problem Gambler


Dear Abby has been writing about health issues a lot recently, on March 1st she wrote about obstructive sleep apnea.

Today there is a question about gambling:

How do you tell the difference between someone with a gambling problem and someone who is trying to become a poker champion?
The person is my husband, and I'd like to support his dream of being a champion. I have never been around gamblers, and I am not sure where the line is drawn. -

Dear Abbby responds:

Many men and women enjoy gambling as a form of entertainment, and some can (and do) make a living at it. However, for some people gambling can become an addiction. These compulsive gamblers are unable to overcome the impulse to keep on trying, lose more money than they can afford to spend, and sacrifice their lifestyle and their family's future as their futile attempts drive them deeper and deeper into debt. These people need professional help and/or a 12-step program to overcome their addiction.

Since I am winning small amounts of money playing online poker, I guess I am on my way to becoming a poker champion rather than becoming a problem gambler.

3 comments:

Timeless Boulevard said...

The only time I remember getting lucky was when my husband and I, a few months before we were married, while on our biking stop at a spaghetti house, we randomly filled this raffle paper where the winners go on a trip to Las Vegas for 3 days and 2 nights. Then we forgot about it. Days before we were married, we got notice that we won! :-) It was nutty!

:-)K of
The Story of Healing

marvin said...

Hello Jack again...

I have commented on your sleep doctor blog too.....and because I know there will be a lot of readers and visitors visiting your wonderful blogs and I want to share this awesome information on good night sleep. You are a sleep specialist your review and adding some information is going to help everyone......

101 ways to get good night sleep

1.Stop the habit of watching the clock, counting the hours and remembering the hours as it leads to lack of sleep.

2.For a restful sleep, put a pillow under the knees to relieve lower back pressure.

3.Some people may not like taking warm bath; they can soak their feet in warm water for fifteen to twenty minutes before going to bed. Apply oil and massage each foot before going to sleep.

4.If feeling of tiredness leads to sleepiness during the evening, try to resist going to bed early than usual time.

Rests of 101 ways are……...

http://www.sleepdisordersguide.com/blog/good-night-sleep-101-ways/

Marvin.

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