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An Unhelpful “Little White Lie” of Gambling Disorder

An Unhelpful “Little White Lie” of Gambling Disorder

Over the past eleven years, I’ve been on a journey to better understand myself and the gambling addiction that consumed my twenties. Along the way, I’ve come across many different stories or explanations for gambling disorder. Some make a lot of sense, while others...

A Case for Education—Not Prohibition—In Addressing Addiction

A Case for Education—Not Prohibition—In Addressing Addiction

"Throw it all out!" That's often the rallying cry of advocates whether they are fighting against gambling, alcohol, drugs, porn, or even high fructose corn syrup. To these folks, the answer to protecting people from running into problems—often that they have...

The Gambling Industry Isn’t the Origin of Addiction

The Gambling Industry Isn’t the Origin of Addiction

As we continue to place gambling and problem gambling under the microscope, I think it's important to acknowledge one thing: the gambling industry isn't the origin of addiction. The Origin of Addiction The place where gambling addiction—and all addiction—begins is not...