Question asked 2 years ago
Is gambling an addictive act?

No. I gamble once or twice a year and I am definitely no addict. It depends on the individual and not the act itself.

An addictive personality will look for things that spark a sensation that their body wants. Alcohol,drugs,sex and gambling are all things that could trigger compulsive disorders leading to addiction.

Gambling would trigger the sense of joy and happiness when the person wins. his is what draws them to continue gambling. The sensation of winning releases chemicals in the brain and this is what creates the addiction.

It doesn't happen with everyone and the ones that get caught up in the addiction can be treated.