By the time many out-of-control gamblers seek help, theyre desperate.
On average, they are $38,090 in debt. Theyve maxed-out credit cards and drained bank accounts. Theyve lied to and stolen from family members. And theyre often on thin ice with their employers.
A gambling addiction very often has devastating impact on the gambler as well as his or her family and even their workplace, said Rose Blozinski, executive director of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling.
In extreme cases, those with gambling addictions sometimes have thoughts of suicide or attempt suicide, accordin…
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