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A Rock-Bottom Gambler Craves Fellowship

By Chris Wright

With no money left to travel to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting, I sought community elsewhere. What I found made me reconsider my motives. MORE  

A Modest Proposal: The Gambling Game Plan

By Chris Wright

Gambling addicts are fortunate enough to be able to feed their cravings in casinos, shops, cruise ships, bars, and the comfort of their own homes. Why isn't anyone thinking about our hospitals, too? MORE  

Is the Disease Model an Easy Way Out?

By Chris Wright

By accepting that my gambling addiction is a disease, I've finally stopped hating myself—and maybe that's not such a good thing. MORE  

The Truth About Workaholism

By Chris Wright

Many people view "workaholism" as a virtue, or even a joke. But a spate of recent studies suggests the condition should be taken much more seriously. MORE  

You Bet Your Life

By Chris Wright

A gambling addiction won’t ruin your liver or collapse your veins, but it's got the highest suicide rate of any addiction. It's National Suicide Prevention Week, so we ask: How is that possible? MORE  

Attack of the Killer Slots

By Chris Wright

More states are embracing the easy bounty of the one-armed bandit. Sadly, we can look to London to see the grim future of American gaming, and its name is Steve. MORE  

A Gambler's Lotto Meltdown

By Chris Wright

Glamorous tales abound of high-rollers losing millions in a night. But the sad truth is, most gambling addicts go bankrupt one scratch card at a time. MORE  

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