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Gambling Addiction Explained.

How to STOP Gambling and Regain Control of your Life. By John Woods.

Gambling addiction ruins the lives of millions of people worldwide.

After 30 years of gambling addiction, John Woods placed his last bet on January 5th, 2017. Here, he tells the brutally honest story of a lifetime of gambling, and the pain and misery it caused, not just to John, but to those closest to him.

Most importantly, he shares all he has discovered since stopping gambling and beginning recovery:

· What is gambling addiction and how to overcome it

· Why people become addicted to gambling

· Gambling harm

· Gambling and Children

· Initial steps to stop gambling immediately

· What measures to put in place to prevent gambling

· Therapies for gambling

· How to become the best version of yourself

· Overcoming potential setbacks

It is estimated that for every problem gambler, there are a further six to ten people directly affected and experiencing gambling-related harm. Gambling- related harm can include: financial hardship, crime, mental health problems, relationship breakdown, domestic violence, self-harm, and suicide.

Gambling Addiction Explained is not only for people wanting to stop gambling, but equally for all those affected by Gambling-related harm.

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How can you tell if someone has a Gambling Problem?

The Hidden Addiction.

Due to the secretive nature of problem gamblers and the lack of obvious physical tell tale signs it is often hard to know if someone is struggling with a gambling addiction and therefore be able to offer support. If one or more of the following statements apply to you or a loved one then there exists a serious gambling problem which needs addressing immediately.

1. There are concerns about the time spent gambling and it is considered excessive.

2. There is an inability to control the amount of money spent while gambling.

3. When not gambling there is an overpowering urge to gamble which preoccupies thoughts.

4. Gambling causes harm in any area of life but especially finances, health or relationships with friends and family.

Buy Gambling Addiction Explained to learn how to STOP Gambling and regain control of your life now.

How can you tell if someone has a gambling problem.

Free Download: How to Stop Gambling by Understanding the Mind Traps of a Gambling Addict. Gambling Cognitive Distortions Explained.

Free Mind Traps Report

The Gambling Triangle

There are three things you need to allow you to gamble. Money, Time and Access. If you remove one of these three from the Gambling Triangle you will not be able to gamble.


Money is the most obvious thing to remove from the Gambling Triangle to stop gambling. Whether that is have someone take control of your finances, bar gambling transactions with your bank, cut up credit cards or stop carrying cash. Put as many controls in place as you can to stop you gambling your money away.


A less obvious leg of the Gambling Triangle to remove from your life is Time. Find something to fill up any free time you have so you barely have time to think about gambling, let alone go do it. Take up new hobbies, spend time with family and friends, concentrate more on your career. All these things are a far better use of your time.

The third leg of the Gambling Triangle to remove is Access to being able to gamble. Self exclude from the bookies, casino, arcade, bingo halls and online betting accounts. If you have closed all accounts and self excluded it makes it much harder to place a bet. If you also back this up by placing gambling blocking software such as Gamban on all devices you will not be able to place a bet.

Buy Gambling Addiction Explained to learn how to STOP Gambling and regain control of your life now.

The Gambling Triangle

Free Download: How to Stop Gambling by Understanding the Mind Traps of a Gambling Addict. Gambling Cognitive Distortions Explained.

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Please see below some 5 star reviews for Gambling Addiction Explained. If you think the book could be helpful for others please leave a positive review where ever you purchased.
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Raw, honest, hopeful

A really interesting, sometimes sad and ultimately hopeful account of gambling addiction and recovery. The author gives helpful, practical information as well as telling his story. A must read for those interested in the subject.

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A great read from someone who has been there and seen it first hand, definitely a help to me to understand more about the addiction and how to deal with it ongoing 👍
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Honest and practical
A compelling book that tells it straight, with insights that are relatable to many addictive behaviours, not just gambling.
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Outstanding insightful content ☆☆☆☆☆
A raw and uncensored account of exactly what addiction is ,and exactly how it works. For someone not part of an addiction or any prior knowledge of gambling addiction. This clearly explains and gets accross how powerful and deadly it can be. Also as testament to the author. This excellent book highlights how there is hope and a way of climbing out of the clutches of this terrible illness for addicts reading this.

A must read for anyone either affected , or addicted to this evil addiction.
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An honest account of a gambling addiction and signposts to help

This book is two things; an open and honest personal account of a gambling addiction that started at a shockingly young age though recovery to today; and though telling that story the author reaches out to others in a similar situation to reassure them they are not alone and to offer practical advice on tactics and sources of help. It tackles the journey into and out of addiction thoroughly, with both realism and optimism, and occasionally humour. The author’s desire to share what he has learnt and gained in understanding over the years in order to help others shines through.

Free Download: How to Stop Gambling by Understanding the Mind Traps of a Gambling Addict. Gambling Cognitive Distortions Explained.

Free Mind Traps Report


Gambling Addiction causes serious financial, physical and psychological harm. A number of support networks and professional organisations are available to those affected by gambling harm below along with some excellent Podcasts.


GamCare offers free information, support and counselling for problem gamblers or anyone affected by problem gambling in the UK.

It runs the UK National Gambling Helpline (0808 8020 133) and also offers face-to-face counselling.

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Gambling Help Online Australia

Gambling Help Online provides free and confidential support for anyone affected by gambling in Australia. A confidential helpline is available 24/7 (1-800-858-858).

Chat counselling, email support and self-help services are available along with a supportive online forum.

Gamblers Anonymous England, Wales & Ulster

Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others do the same.

After Gambling Podcast
ALL IN The Addicted Gambler's Podcast

A Conversation About Gambling Addiction

A conversation about gambling addiction and how it affects the individual, the family, and society. Mental Health matters are discussed as mental health is important.

After Gambling Podcast
The After Gambling Podcast

If you're ready to quit gambling and regain control of your life, then this is the addiction recovery podcast to help you get started on your journey.

Gambling with Lives
Gambling with Lives

Gambling with Lives was set up by the families and friends of young people who have taken their own lives as a result of gambling. Their aim is to support families who have been bereaved by gambling related suicides and raise awareness.


Help for problem gambling NHS

If you have a problem with gambling and would like to stop help and support is available via the NHS.

You can also find information on the NHS Northern Gambling Service and the National Problem Gambling Clinic.

U.S.A National Problem Gambling Helpline

The National Council on Problem Gambling operates the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network in the U.S (1-800-522-4700). Providing support to 50 states, Canada and the U.S Virgin Islands.

Help is available 24/7 and is 100% confidential.


Block Access to Gambling Websites and Apps Worldwide.

If you or someone you care about has a gambling problem you can rely on Gamban blocking software to be there when willpower slips.
Fold em: Help for Gambling Problems

You are not alone with gambling problems.  Listen to interviews with gamblers and their family members.  Hear tips from counsellors specializing in gambling addiction.  Learn about how to address debt and financial issues. There is also guidance for family members on coping and moving forward.

The Invisible addiction podcast
The Invisible Addiction Podcast

You'll hear from industry experts including psychologists, campaigners, people in recovery, and those from the education, research and treatment sectors.

The Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

No Judgement. No Pressure. We're here for anyone who needs someone.

Call 116 123 free.


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