How to escape gambling addiction?
The answer is to stay away from it, experts have said.
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A study by research group Insight found that a quarter of adults between the ages of 30 and 50 in India have had at least one gambling relapse.
The group, which was founded in 2001, has surveyed more than 1,200 people across the country.
The survey revealed that the number of people who have experienced a gambling relapse has more than doubled since the last survey, the study said.
This is the first time that Insight has surveyed people under the age of 50.
The data was collected over a six-month period in 2017 and 2018.
The researchers said the majority of those who have had gambling problems are the ones who have spent time on the internet and used gambling services, which is the area where the biggest problem is in terms of the frequency and duration of gambling.
This suggests that the most common reason for gambling addiction is not just the number and intensity of hours but also the frequency of the time spent on these websites, the report said.
The study said there are many factors that can lead to a person becoming addicted to gambling.
It highlighted a lack of knowledge about gambling, addiction, stigma and the availability of treatment facilities.
Insight has a list of nine steps to become less dependent on gambling.
This includes:● Identifying your problems and why you are feeling them● Creating a plan to manage your problems in a safe and healthy way● Making a habit of following the plan● Moving beyond your problem and moving forward● Getting involved in education and training in a way that supports your recovery● Making friends and connecting with others who are able to do the same● Talking about your problems with a trusted friend or trusted family member● Becoming involved in a healthy activity and meeting a goal or lifestyle that is rewarding and satisfying for you, your loved ones and your society.
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These can be anything from watching TV, going to a club, playing a game or going to the gym.
This could include going out to eat, drinking coffee or doing something else that you enjoy.
There are many other ways to help the individual stay engaged with their loved ones.
Answering the question of how to escape a gambling addiction, the survey asked participants how they felt when they were addicted.
One in five respondents said that they felt like a slave to gambling, another one in four said that their gambling addiction was the reason they felt unable to make friends or spend quality time with others.
Experts said it is important to remember that gambling addiction does not mean that one has a pathological mindset.
“There are no pathological people who are gambling addicts.
It is a complex psychological issue and there are people who use gambling for fun and pleasure and those who are addicted to it,” said Dr. Rajesh Nandu, the founder of Insight.
The findings have prompted the Indian government to consider banning the gambling industry.
This was in response to a survey by the Ministry of Home Affairs which found that more than 60% of Indians were dependent on gamblers.
The survey also found that two-thirds of those surveyed who had experienced a gaming relapse did not seek help from their insurance providers.