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November 12, 2017, 06:25:53 PM
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i consider addicted is brain sick and mentally sick so it won't be so easy to get cure because to healing those who being addicted then common medicines is not enough for them also although you give them plenty of advices which is good words to makes your friend stop gambling then i think it will be useless because he would continue his habit but to stop gambling have to come from his bottom of heart and strong desire because if he hasn't have it then it will be so difficult
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November 12, 2017, 06:33:09 PM
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So you see, i have a very close friend(also a neighbor) and he is obviously getting addicted into gambling online and is losing a lot of money in the process, i have posted already about what drives a gambler to still gamble even when they lost a lot already and i had a lot of great answers which led me to a conclusion that the things that drive a gambler to do such things is the thrill that the uncertainty of an outcome of a gamble can give and greed.
Now what i wanna know next is how can i stop someone getting more and more addicted to gambling? I wanna help my friend because we have been through a lot together and I don't want to just sit back and watch him ruin his life like those other people i know.

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He knows that you know about his problem? If yes then you should talk about this to him and if he still wants to gamble just try to keep his minds away from gambling. Go to a bar together, play computer games or just do whatever you both like to do as friends. This will distract him from gambling so he will gamble less. If this won't work and he will still gamble, try to explain all the bad things that might happen if he won't stop gambling this much, like loss of friends family and house and so on.
An addicted gambler would not really listen already to his friend specially when the addiction is already severe which some to a point on where he almost compromise everything. As a friend we would really be concern on the possible things happen ahead because we are really aware that it would happen if he would decide to continue such addiction.

Well he mentioned that his friend is only "getting addicted", so he's not addicted yet. I don't know if it is like this, I have never been addicted, but i'm sure that he still can somehow control his urge to gamble with help of close friend.
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November 12, 2017, 07:31:50 PM
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So you see, i have a very close friend(also a neighbor) and he is obviously getting addicted into gambling online and is losing a lot of money in the process, i have posted already about what drives a gambler to still gamble even when they lost a lot already and i had a lot of great answers which led me to a conclusion that the things that drive a gambler to do such things is the thrill that the uncertainty of an outcome of a gamble can give and greed.
Now what i wanna know next is how can i stop someone getting more and more addicted to gambling? I wanna help my friend because we have been through a lot together and I don't want to just sit back and watch him ruin his life like those other people i know.

Please share your thoughts.
 thanks.

He knows that you know about his problem? If yes then you should talk about this to him and if he still wants to gamble just try to keep his minds away from gambling. Go to a bar together, play computer games or just do whatever you both like to do as friends. This will distract him from gambling so he will gamble less. If this won't work and he will still gamble, try to explain all the bad things that might happen if he won't stop gambling this much, like loss of friends family and house and so on.
An addicted gambler would not really listen already to his friend specially when the addiction is already severe which some to a point on where he almost compromise everything. As a friend we would really be concern on the possible things happen ahead because we are really aware that it would happen if he would decide to continue such addiction.

Well he mentioned that his friend is only "getting addicted", so he's not addicted yet. I don't know if it is like this, I have never been addicted, but i'm sure that he still can somehow control his urge to gamble with help of close friend.
No one can help him if he doesn't wish to stop. He will always find time to go to casino and spend money there. What you can do is to not give him money for that, you need to tell everyone to not borrow him money, if he works and have salary his parents or wife should take the most and to give him just for daily needs, never more then that. You can control him as long as you control the money!
All this steps are a bit radical but if you wish to stop him to spend his money in casino you should do that. But before everything talk with him, and maybe he just likes to gamble and learn him how to control his money and to never spend more then he have and especially to not borrow money, if he can pull this off then maybe you should let him gamble and do what he wish to do.

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November 12, 2017, 08:22:40 PM
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So you see, i have a very close friend(also a neighbor) and he is obviously getting addicted into gambling online and is losing a lot of money in the process, i have posted already about what drives a gambler to still gamble even when they lost a lot already and i had a lot of great answers which led me to a conclusion that the things that drive a gambler to do such things is the thrill that the uncertainty of an outcome of a gamble can give and greed.
Now what i wanna know next is how can i stop someone getting more and more addicted to gambling? I wanna help my friend because we have been through a lot together and I don't want to just sit back and watch him ruin his life like those other people i know.

Please share your thoughts.
 thanks.

He knows that you know about his problem? If yes then you should talk about this to him and if he still wants to gamble just try to keep his minds away from gambling. Go to a bar together, play computer games or just do whatever you both like to do as friends. This will distract him from gambling so he will gamble less. If this won't work and he will still gamble, try to explain all the bad things that might happen if he won't stop gambling this much, like loss of friends family and house and so on.
An addicted gambler would not really listen already to his friend specially when the addiction is already severe which some to a point on where he almost compromise everything. As a friend we would really be concern on the possible things happen ahead because we are really aware that it would happen if he would decide to continue such addiction.

Well he mentioned that his friend is only "getting addicted", so he's not addicted yet. I don't know if it is like this, I have never been addicted, but i'm sure that he still can somehow control his urge to gamble with help of close friend.
Addiction is a slow person and although the person who is addicted doesn't seem to see the signs, the family and friends if they are vigilant are able to see it, once it is noticed, they should start talking to the person so that he knows what's wrong with him/her. Organising and attending a support group for gamblers with the addict will be very helpful.

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