There is no doubt that gambling addiction is a disease. The main sign is continuous participation in gambling, which becomes more and more regular in spite of consequences such as financial problems, loss of job, family and marital conflicts, divorce, and family breakdown.
Gambling addiction is a difficult impulse control disorder that disturbs the personal and social functioning of people.
Some people occasionally gamble with friends to exclude themselves from everyday concerns, and this is usually the beginning. However, not only money but also mental health is lost, and social relations are destroyed.
All that is worth is lost, and practically nothing is won. Unfortunately, addicts do not realize this.