Struggling With Gambling?
Gambling addiction, a chronic, relapsing disease, changes brain chemistry and processes just like alcohol or drugs.
An estimated 100,000 people in Franklin County* are considered at risk to develop this silent disease which often occurs with other mental health issues such as depression. It is nearly impossible to detect due to a lack of physical symptoms – until a major crisis occurs.
Don’t wait to seek treatment. Pathological gamblers experience higher rates of bankruptcy and divorce and are often prone to criminal behavior. An estimated one in five attempt suicide.
*Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Statewide Survey, 2017.