|The is no problem with gambling as long as you don’t gamble every day as that is when you are a gambling addict.
|| The fact that you gamble every day does not necessarily mean that you are addicted. You may require help with a gambling addiction if you keep gambling even when it is affecting every aspect of your life.
| You only have a gambling addiction if you spend more on gambling than you can afford.
||Even if you are rich and can afford to gamble with heavy losses you could have a gambling addiction problem. Regardless of whether you gamble once a month or within your means other factors that create negativity in your life could be a sign of a gambling addiction.
|You can’t get help for a gambling addiction unless you really want to.
||Everyone who is addicted to gambling will gain from treatment even if they don’t really want it.
| You should always pay off debts that a gambler racks up.
||If you pay off a compulsive gamblers debts they will never learn from their actions and seek treatment. A person with a gambling addiction needs to admit it before they can start treatment so in paying off their debts you are not giving them any reason to quit.
|It is important to make your gambling addicted partner or spouse comfortable when they are getting treatment for their addiction so that they have a less stressful ride.
||It is not the responsibility of a partner or spouse to take responsibility for a gambling addict as it is not them who are behaving badly.