Karimkhon Bukhadurov from Great.com interviewed QuitGamble.com as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world.
Gambling addiction is a serious problem, and despite the growing awareness of its dangers, it still affects millions of people worldwide. The effects of gambling addiction are far-reaching and can harm not only the gambler but also their loved ones and society as a whole. Fortunately, there are resources available to help those struggling with gambling addiction, such as QuitGamble.com. In this article, Anders Bergman, the founder of QuitGamble.com discussed the impact of gambling addiction and how to overcome it in a sustainable way with Great.com.
According to our data, gambling addiction affects approximately 2-6% of the population of the world. This statistic may seem small, but it translates to millions of people struggling with the negative consequences of gambling addiction. Our website provides numerous resources for those seeking help, including a self-assessment quiz, testimonials from people who have overcome their addiction, and information on support groups and treatment options.
One of the most devastating effects of gambling addiction is financial ruin. Gambling debt incurred by a problem gambler with some people losing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. This debt can lead to bankruptcy, foreclosure, and even homelessness. In addition to financial ruin, gambling addiction can also lead to mental health issues, relationship problems, and even suicide.
The sad reality is that many people with gambling addiction do not seek help until they have hit rock bottom. At QuitGamble.com, we encourage people to seek help early before the negative consequences become too severe. Our site provides numerous resources for people to get help, including a hotline to call for immediate support.
It’s important to note that gambling addiction is not a choice, but a serious mental health disorder. QuitGamble.com provides information about the signs and symptoms of gambling addiction, which may include lying about gambling, chasing losses, and neglecting responsibilities in favor of gambling. Family and friends of someone with a gambling addiction can also find resources on the site to get the support they need to help their loved one.
One area where we show significant success is in our use of technology to reach a wider audience. Our online chat service provides help to those who may not be comfortable talking over the phone. In addition, we have an app that gives users immediate access to support whenever they need it. According to data, over 30% of users access QuitGamble.com through our app, which is a testament to the platform’s success in making help easily accessible.
Gambling addiction is a serious problem that affects millions of people worldwide. QuitGamble.com provides valuable resources for those struggling with gambling addiction, including information on treatment options and support groups. It’s important to seek help early and not wait until the negative consequences become too severe. If you or someone you know is struggling with gambling addiction, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Remember, recovery is possible.
Great.com is an organization aimed at solving the world’s most dire problem — global climate change. Starting in New Jersey, their mission is to take money from an otherwise harmful and greedy industry (online casinos) and move it towards a positive and good cause (solving the climate crisis). In addition to directly donating 100% of the revenue they earn in the casino industry, they also launch and manage fundraising campaigns to persuade casino entrepreneurs to donate. So far, they’ve generated over $2 million for climate research through their donations and proceeds from their fundraising initiatives.