Spinning Out of Control –

February 20, 2019 – Yet the state has failed to address the issue of gambling addiction in any meaningful way … brain imaging studies show that, much like drugs or alcohol, gambling triggers spikes in the chemical dopamine, which activates the brain’s reward system and influences human behavior. Researchers have found that gambling addiction is often accompanied by other forms of addiction.  Those who are susceptible wager beyond their means or spend inordinate amounts of time gambling … they may find themselves lying to loved ones, turning to crime to cover their losses or becoming suicidal.

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