This post contains some of the best gambling addict quotes.
Gambling Addict Quotes
1. “Addiction, including gambling addiction, impairs motivation. Therefore, traditional approaches that cajole, threaten, or shame people into change are not likely to be effective.” – William G. McCown & William A. Howatt
2. “Because you ignored your unfulfilled desires and pain, or at least didn’t take consistent action to work on them, it was possible for your gambling behavior to become an addiction.” – C.W. V. Straaten
3. “Gambling addiction affects around 1 percent of the population. Call them compulsive gamblers—about 600,000 of them. They lose businesses, homes, their families, and their lives. An additional 2 to 3 percent of the US population, under the spell of Powerball, state lotteries, and round-the clock Internet gambling, are identified as “problem gamblers.”” – Arnie and Sheila Wexler
4. “If your gambling addiction stays a secret, it will be so much more difficult to defeat and control it.” – C.W. V. Straaten
5. “Like any other addiction, gambling addiction is a genuine physiological disease that can only be arrested, not cured.” – Rob Hunter
6. “Meditation, mindfulness, and being in nature can be extremely helpful in this stage of your war against your gambling addiction.” – C.W. V. Straaten
7. “Most likely you will need multiple positive self-talk sessions to truly unravel the cause of your gambling addiction and I encourage you to be considerate, kind, and positive even in your attempts.” – C.W. V. Straaten
8. “Only by truly facing the fear that causes our gambling addiction, we will be able to defeat and control this self-destructive behavior at last. To fight an enemy, you need to know what it is, where it is, and what it is able to do. Only then will you be able to win the war, and, even better: make peace.” – C.W. V. Straaten
9. “Remember, you’re always in control over your own life and thoughts when you consciously decide to be; so there is no way your gambling addiction can hide from your questions unless you allow it to.” – C.W. V. Straaten
10. “Sometimes gambling addiction is so hidden that you don’t know about it.” –Arnie and Sheila Wexler
11. “Start enjoying life once again. Do the little things you weren’t able to do because of your gambling addiction.” – C.W. V. Straaten
12. “Take your life to the next level by committing yourself to work on the underlying problems that your gambling addiction has caused you.” – C.W. V. Straaten
13. “Taking small steps will be more than worthwhile as you begin to defeat and control your gambling addiction for the rest of your life!” – C.W. V. Straaten
14. “The harsh reality is that the success rate of treating compulsive gamblers is pathetically less than that of treating drug or alcohol addicts. “That’s because we know so little about gambling addiction,” says Dr. Allan Lans” – Arnie and Sheila Wexler
15. “The lurking temptation of the gambling itself, with the heavy adrenaline shots, was a kind of substitute for that which you actually desire in life and a balm for the pain.” – C.W. V. Straaten
16. “There is life after gambling addiction and it’s yours for the takin!” – C.W. V. Straaten
17. “This may sound strange since at one time your gambling addiction seemed to be there to help you. It was there to scream at you to notice the unfulfilled desires in your life or prevent you from acknowledging the heavy pain inside of you that you’ve denied for so long.” – C.W. V. Straaten
18. “Those with gambling addictions can be resourceful, however, when it comes to finding ways to gamble.” – C.W. V. Straaten
19. “Unknown to most of America, gambling addiction is a close parallel to what medicine calls “the silent killer.” Compulsive gambling, however, can’t be measured by a blood pressure cuff; it leaves no smell of alcohol and no needle marks —only shattered families and broken lives.” – Arnie and Sheila Wexler
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20. “When you take this amazing opportunity to make something of your life you will soon find out that your gambling addiction past is something that belongs there: in the past.” – C.W. V. Straaten
21. “YOU ARE NOT YOUR GAMBLING ADDICTION! It’s just a part of you.” – C.W. V. Straaten
22. “You are so much more than your gambling addiction! Breathe, smile and be grateful. Take small steps, don’t be too hard on yourself and make your life count!” – C.W. V. Straaten
23. “Your gambling addiction comes from a self-destructive part of your personality. But don’t let it trick you into thinking that that’s who you are.” – C.W. V. Straaten
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- Portions of this article were adapted from the book The Gambling Addiction Recovery Workbook, © 2016 by C.W. V. Straaten. All rights reserved.
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