The Hidden Illness

Problem gamblers often go unnoticed

Often referred to as a hidden illness, gambling addiction has no obvious physical signs or symptoms that can be quickly or easily spotted. Problem gamblers often go unnoticed for many years before the signs of the addiction finally become evident even to close friends and family member. In fact, because many gambling addicts are able to control their behaviors the majority of the time, it could be very difficult to spot a gambling addiction unless you physically go with the gambler into a situation in which they are actually gambling.


March is problem gambling awareness month. Unfortunately, no one is immune to this problem, and with Governor Evers determined to considerably expand gambling, more people are going to problems. The best antidote to having a gambling problem is to not gamble. And parents need to start early with their children to protect them especially from the lure of internet gambling.

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