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Connection Between Gambling and Substance Abuse

Nowadays, the biggest problem of our society is gambling and substance abuse. These addictions constantly control people’s lives and force them to make wrong choices in life. In this article, I am going to discuss some information about these two addictions.

Now, research conducted by St. Michael’s hospital confirms that there is a link between gambling addiction and substance addiction. Part of people who are suffering from substance addiction like drugs, alcohol, etc. He tends to get addicted to gambling.

How to Point Them Out?

  • The main reason for these additions is that people are unhappy or unsatisfied with their lives, so they often get addicted to these for momentary happiness.
  • The second major problem is that people are not anymore interested in solving problems by overcoming all the difficulties.
  • They always are in search of short cuts or simple ways to avoid problems. So, they think that these addictions are the solution to their problems.

What are gambling addiction and substance abuse

Gambling addiction is simply the addiction to gamble. In this addiction, people used to spend all of their money on this. On the other hand, substance abuse is an addiction to specific substances like drugs, alcohol, etc. In this addiction, people used to get sick if they don’t get those.

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Is there any Connection?

Now, I am going to talk about the connection. According to research, 10-20 % of people addicted to substances have a significant tendency to be addicted to gambling. And it is also true for the opposite case. Gambling addicts are used to getting addicted to drugs and alcohol to overcome gambling’s money losses.