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# Gambling Addiction

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# Gambling
'Not fit for purpose': Problem gambling supports 'lumped in' with alcohol and drug addiction services
When established, the gambling regulator will set up a “social fund” to help provide problem gambling treatment.
# Hooked
'I fell in love with them from the first day': How Ireland's slot machine habit fuels addiction
As many as 40,000 of the machines may be in use across the country as the industry operates virtually unchecked.
# Addiction
'Not drifting towards a gambling crisis, we're in the middle of one': 800 addiction cases treated by HSE
The HSE has admitted its own figures don’t come close to painting a picture of the extent of problem gambling in Ireland.
# Chasing The Dragon
'I took all the money out of the house, all our wages, and gambled it all in 28 minutes'
Dublin Ladies’ kitman Willy O’Connor talks to The42 about his battle with gambling, and his road to recovery from a silent affliction.
# tackling addiction
'I'm seven years sober last week. That, for me, beats any Olympic medal' - Kenneth Egan on his recovery
Minister Simon Harris and Olympic boxer Kenneth Egan helped launch the Rutland Centre’s second annual recovery month.
# Emotional
Mark King's touching speech about family and his gambling addiction after Northern Ireland Open win
‘It was one of those things that I never thought was going to happen,’ explained the 42-year-old after ending a 25-year wait.
Column: ‘I’d lost over a grand gambling by 11 on Christmas morning’
A casino might close – but online gambling goes on all the time, everywhere. Former addict Marc tells why it’s worse than drug addiction.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.