“What time is it? I lost count. I have one more — gamble, that is. It will surely be the turning point; one that will get my special streak back on track. It always comes back. I’m not sure what it’s taking. So long this time. I must be doing something wrong or maybe I did something wrong and it’s my punishment. Maybe someone at the table is giving off bad vibes. You know luck works in mysterious ways.
Oh-right — what time is it now? Oh no! I’m very late — again. I don’t think I can go to work right now, at this time. They’ll be mad at me for not coming to work, but I’ll come up with something. In fact, my wife is not going to be very happy with me either, especially after not coming home all night. She has already given me the benefit of the doubt to control myself. She could lose another job and that will mean a big problem to cover my losses. My 401K is gone and so is college funding for my son and daughter. But I still have time to get it all back. Most likely I can double or triple my bet, right? After all, children are only in high school. Oh yeah, I’ll have to buy a cheap fake wedding ring before I go home too.
I have these headaches. My insomnia really brings out the best in me. I need to get a stomach pain check up soon. I think I have lost more weight. When I look in the mirror, I look terrible. I don’t really enjoy anything anymore; On the other hand, that’s not necessarily true UFABET because when they approved cyber sports betting, I was elated! I feel guilty about a lot of this, but I can’t seem to stop myself. Maybe I have a problem, but it’s the only thing that excites me and when I win, he does everything right. I know that I am the “lucky one” at heart. Everything will be fine and then we will be on “Easy Street” and everyone will thank me. Why is the Sheriff talking to me with papers in hand? They are for me. I wish my father was still around. I wish someone was still around. ”
Compulsive gambling is an addiction like many others. There is tolerance, withdrawal and awareness that these are harmful behaviors, but I do them anyway.
The science of the game
There have been years of research on the game. It turns out that there are many facets of gambling that are synonymous with drug addiction from a neuroscience perspective. Researchers have shown brain changes as addiction develops. Specifically, in the middle of the skull are a series of circuits known as the reward system that connects other regions of the brain that impact memory, movement, pleasure, and motivation. According to the research, as a result of participating in “activities that keep us alive or help us pass on our genes, neurons in the reward system release a chemical called dopamine, which gives us a small wave of satisfaction and encourages us to produce the habit of enjoying large meals and games in the sack. When stimulated with amphetamine, cocaine or other addictive drugs, the reward system disperses up to 10 times more dopamine than usual … “[Scientific American; Brain and behavior; How the brain becomes addicted to gambling]. Over time, the brain’s dopamine bath creates less drug sensitivity and more is required to produce the satisfaction derived from it. Just as a person addicted to drugs experiences this effect (tolerance), so does a person addicted to gambling. It has been shown that as a result of the influx of the chemical dopamine, it can induce a person to make more rash decisions and take more risks because the risks and rewards are “more attractive.” In fact, based on studies of brain flow activities in the brain of people with substance use disorder and of people with compulsive gambling, it appears that the brain circuits themselves are altered in many ways. This compulsiveness robs people of their lives, their family, their jobs, and themselves!