40. Why Can't I Stop Gambling? Let's Look at the Brain for Answers

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A common question with gambling problems is, "Why Can't I Stop?" In this episode we hear from Deirdre Querney, MSW, and Dr. Iris Balodis who answer this question by telling us about the brain and gambling addiction.

Tune in to learn about:

  • how gambling addiction changes the brain
  • why people with gambling addiction have a hard time pulling back from positive rewards
  • how changes to the brain are different with compulsive gambling and substance addictions
  • how to re-wire your brain to resist gambling urges and other addictions

To see a great video and learn more about gambling addiction and the brain visit BrainConnections.ca

Find out more at the blog for this episode at www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca

If you live in British Columbia and would like to access our free, confidential counselling and outreach services, connect with us online at Gambling Support BC or call 1-888-795-6111.

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Fold em is funded by Gambling Support BC.

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