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Monday, September 21, 2020


Alessandra, great assessment of the movie and its portrayal of a gambling disorder. One more example where the movie shows a very rare feature of the disorder: Howard's demise.

Excellent article and excellent movie. It is really unfortunate the belief of what causes a gambling disorder. We seem to be at where we were at decades and decades ago with substances. It is really unfortunate the stigma and self stigmatization this creates, drives people further away from getting help. I do not have the answers but my hope is for folks to start to realize that this is an addiction and not caused by being weak or lacking will power. We seem to be preaching to the choir about this disorder. How do we get some of the 78% of the population to step back from their beliefs. Walk in the shoes of a person with a problem with gambling. My guess is they have a number of people around them suffering in silence due to this belief and driving these individuals further away from getting help.

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