Love Someone Who Gambles Too Much?
Everyone — family, friends, colleagues — can be negatively impacted by the extremely difficult challenges of living with addiction. Most cannot fathom why the addicted person continues making bad choices—an inevitable consequence when this disorder hijacks the brain. Their frustrations are often compounded by feeling the need to act as the sole breadwinner or single parent to children.
Clearly, families need help too. They struggle with persistent anger and an overwhelming sense of mistrust and betrayal. They experience higher rates of domestic violence, divorce, financial crises, and stress-related illnesses. Their children are more likely to exhibit behavioral issues as well.