- Restlessness in your attempt to stop gambling
- Lying to hide your betting activities (even to your wife)
- Thinking about betting all the time
- Stealing money to bet
- Inability to focus at work.
These signs should warn you of impending doom and act fast to avoid consequences that can be catastrophic.
Betting tends to cause depression. People who bet get excited when they win and sad when they lose. When they lose big sums of money, they may experience depression. Signs to look out for in a depressed gambler include increased anger and frustration, loss of interest in family and friends, loss of appetite, hopelessness, insomnia, and suicidal thoughts.
Any report says betting can result in substance abuse. People resort to drug use and alcohol to forget the sorrow associated with losing a bet. Taking drugs too has health effects on the heart, lips, mouth, throat, liver, and lungs. So that is an indirect effect of betting.
What if you are hooked to betting, how do you get out of it?
- Engage in leisure activities like singing, cooking, fitness, painting, etc.
- Go for a walk
- Do away with betting apps and don’t go near betting centers
- Prepare a budget each month that prevent you from overspending.
If betting has left you depressed, confide in someone you trust or seek help from a psychologist.
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