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More than 1 in 5 Irish Men are at risk of developing a gambling habit

Huge Rise in Gambling over 10 years Based in County Louth in Ireland, Smarmore Castle, a leading addiction clinic, feels very concerned about the current gambling situation spreading throughout the country. For decades, we have seen how addiction to Gambling can tear apart families and destroy lives – however, today, with the normalisation of betting, a fifth more young gamblers are at risk of developing a severe problem. See treatment for gambling addiction. We have seen a 31% rise in enquiries from gambling addicts to our treatment facility. We have also noted a rise in ‘Gambling’ as a secondary addiction…

A gambling addiction can happen to anyone at any time. Gambling is so very addictive due to the potential rewards and dopamine release to the brain.

Why You’re so Hooked: The Science Behind Gambling

Gambling: What Happens in the brain when we Get Hooked – and How to Regain Control A gambling addiction can happen to anyone at any time. Gambling is so very addictive due to the potential rewards and dopamine release to the brain. When the brain reacts to the sensations of gambling or betting, its reward system can be easily altered, which leads it to form new habits that become extremely difficult to break; this can cause you to feel out of control and unlike yourself. But there’s a way out – get help for gambling with Ireland’s only dedicated gambling…

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Free 2 Minute Gambling Addiction Self-Assessment

Are You a Problem Gambler? Gambling Addiction Self-Assessment The below self-assessment aims to indicate whether you or a loved one is addicted to gambling. The questions below relate to real-life experiences common to gamblers and those suffering from a gambling addiction. Read the questions carefully and see if any similar challenges within the past 12 months. [wp_quiz id=”35328″] Your privacy is vital to Smarmore Castle. All results are anonymous and not shared with anyone other than yourself. Still not sure? Some people can gamble for fun and stop when they wish. However, people suffering from gambling addiction often find it…

€10,000 a minute spent on online Gambling

€10,000 a minute spent on online Gambling

Online Gambling & Addiction “Gambling addiction ruins more than one life and people chase losses with more gambling” – Senator O’Reilly The addicted gambler will experience and suffer from extreme mood swings and will most likely be battling co-occurring mental health conditions and disorders like anxiety or depression. On top of this, gambling can often lead to dishonest behaviour, which can encourage gamblers to be otherwise secretive or evasive regarding their behaviour. Smarmore Castle has an extensive gambling addiction programme. A new study found that 10,000 Euro a minute was being spent on online Gambling in Ireland, leading Senator Joe…

Do You Have Withdrawal Symptoms When You Quit Gambling?

Do You Have Withdrawal Symptoms When You Quit Gambling?

Gambling Withdrawal Symptoms  We typically associate withdrawal symptoms with addiction to substances. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling Your body gets used to the presence of a certain chemical and gradually adapts to it. You need the substance to feel normal, and when you quit, your system is out of balance. This causes various withdrawal symptoms, including headaches, irritability, nausea, insomnia, and depression. What may be surprising is that you don’t have to be addicted to a substance to feel withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal from behaviours can also have physical symptoms. For help in overcoming gambling addiction, get…