Gambling Addiction - A Cold Dark Word is my personal journey into the very dark world of gambling addiction. In this book I described my life before gambling and how I started out as a young, happy adult up to the point when gambling took over my world. I included details about my life before gambling as I took some of these habits and personality traits into my gambling persona. There are many factors related to gambling addiction and I have tried to reflect on them all. Gambling could be fun but it is not so for the compulsive addict - it is life and soul-destroying. There are reasons why certain people lose control and become compulsive and I explored mine in detail. As my addiction was specifically related to slot machines, I took a closer look at casinos and how you can get lost inside them. I also reflected on how casinos make it easy to get addicted and how they neglect their duties to problem gamblers subsequently. I wanted to reflect a thorough and true picture of this terrible life-destroying affliction and provided extensive detail on suicide.
In telling my story I would like to give hope to those who want to recover and take their lives back from the grips of this gambling. It is possible to recover and have a better life. I provided detailed information on rehabilitation and what sources are available to the gambling addict. This is a story about a serious disease but it is also a journey back into the light and how to make that possible. I wanted to give hope to those who are lost and gave them a positive message about an ending of recovering with new strength and determination instead of a life lost through gambling.