|Posted: March 4, 2006, 10:33 am - IP Logged|
I had twenty years of casino work and one of the most common tiopics in the breakroom anfd after work was "degenerate" gamblers. (That's the casino jargon for compulsive, out of control gamblers).
A person can only drink so much and they'll pass out, they can only do so many drugs and they'll pass out or OD, but when it comes to gambling well the gambling is truly insatiable. Every person that shows up at GA eventually admits to having stolen so they could keep playing.
One of the degenrate gambler's biggest problms is that they have to be in action, i.e., they have to have a bet going on something.
The people here gave you the right sources, but like Chewie said, he has to help himself, has to want to seek help.
GA has a 20 point or so questionnaire about "Do you have a gambling problem?" Might be worth checking their site out.