What's worse being addicted to gambling smoking or drinking

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    My alcoholic ex, who is dead now, said that being addicted to gambling is the worst thing. He said gamblers would sell every scrap of furniture in the house to place another bet, as they are convinced they are going to win and win big every time. Alcoholics, after heavy drinking for weeks on end with no food physically cannot continue and have to quit for a few weeks or months. Gamblers don't have that physical dependency on their addiction making them ill. There is no incentive for them to stop.
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    Your right you know to get addicted to gambling you dont even have to go out all you need is internet that's why it's so dangerous there open 24/7 aswell
    (Original post by Fenice)
    Smoking and drinking addictions are unlikely to cause as much damage as quickly as a gambling addiction is, and for most people are fairly forgiveable things that can be treated and from which they can recover quite well. Gambling addictions can completely destroy people's finances and families in a very short period of time and those effects are much harder to recover from. That is why it is worse being addicted to gambling than drink or cigarettes.

    Smoking is 'easily managed' in that it is infinitely cheaper than a gambling addiction and is extremely unlikely to cause any serious adverse effects anywhere near as quickly as gambling.

    Alcoholism is much the same. Though the short-term impact will be much worse than smoking and could result in losing a job, it is unlikely to place you in as much danger. It is not going to rob you of every penny you own and cause you to remortgage your house to fund it as often or anywhere near as quickly as a gambling addiction is. Someone can lose £100,000 in 10 minutes because of a gambling problem. They cannot smoke or drink £100,000 worth of booze in that time.
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    (Original post by markova21)
    My alcoholic ex, who is dead now, said that being addicted to gambling is the worst thing. He said gamblers would sell every scrap of furniture in the house to place another bet, as they are convinced they are going to win and win big every time. Alcoholics, after heavy drinking for weeks on end with no food physically cannot continue and have to quit for a few weeks or months. Gamblers don't have that physical dependency on their addiction making them ill. There is no incentive for them to stop.
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    Gambling is obviously the worst, followed by drinking, then smoking. A gambling addiction can lead to debt, bankruptcy, theft, worse. Alcohol abuse can quickly lead to death, violence, neglect of self and others. Smoking is the most manageable of the three, even though it's still bad for your health, costly, and makes you smell bad.
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    Trust me money wasted on gambling adds up gamblers are selfish, they don't realise what they had till its gone it Fs up everything
    (Original post by SilverActor2033)
    I'd say gambling as if you lose all of your money and end up borrowing more only to lose it, you will end up in serious trouble that could have long lasting effects. This kind of thing is more serious as it can turn people to crime as well as put them in bad favor with banks and other businesses for years after the final event. Drinking and smoking however aren't as bad from that standpoint.
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    Word up bro
    (Original post by Fenice)
    What don't you understand? A gambling addiction is almost always going to result in much greater damage much more quickly than either smoking or drinking
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    Some gamblers don't gamble big in 1 go it can takes years and years than slowly becomes worse like gambling £40 a day it's worse if you had to borrow it from someone, most gamblers can't even pay the person back fully they put themselves in debt gambling a very serious
    (Original post by Fenice)
    How quickly an addiction develops and affects you is obviously part of how damaging it is.

    If an addiction can result in you spending hundreds of thousands of pounds and making yourself homeless by selling your house in one week, but two other addictions are extremely unlikely to do this, that difference in the speed of development is a very important aspect of whether it is 'worse' than the other two or not.

    Smoking and drinking are unlikely to cause problems anywhere near as bad as those caused by gambling for several years. In the case of cigarettes we are normally talking about decades. Their negative effects are almost always much more forgiveable in a person's life. Lots of people give up smoking and their lungs recover; lots of people give up drinking and become functioning individuals again. Lots of people recover from gambling addictions but how many recover their life savings, properties, families and solvency?

    Additionally, gambling addictions are thought to cause mental health problems - 1 in 5 gamblers try to kill themselves, and many of those will be pushed to that resort by the money problems their habit has caused them.
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    Sorry to hear fully agree with you depends on how much you gamble say like you gamble £60 a week, gambling is a waste of time and money, alcohol can be expensive drinks like champagne prosecco etc
    (Original post by markova21)
    My alcoholic ex, who is dead now, said that being addicted to gambling is the worst thing. He said gamblers would sell every scrap of furniture in the house to place another bet, as they are convinced they are going to win and win big every time. Alcoholics, after heavy drinking for weeks on end with no food physically cannot continue and have to quit for a few weeks or months. Gamblers don't have that physical dependency on their addiction making them ill. There is no incentive for them to stop.
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    I suppose with smoking and drinking, at least you ARE getting something in return for your money. But you get nothing if the nag you put £20 on at Chepstow to win comes in last.
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    Yeah it is worse gamblers don't realise when to stop, alcohol can be expensive, smoking ain't even that addictive it's the cheapest aswell
    (Original post by Eboracum7)
    Gambling is obviously the worst, followed by drinking, then smoking. A gambling addiction can lead to debt, bankruptcy, theft, worse. Alcohol abuse can quickly lead to death, violence, neglect of self and others. Smoking is the most manageable of the three, even though it's still bad for your health, costly, and makes you smell bad.
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    Trust me gambling a like throwing money down the drain you rarely win
    (Original post by markova21)
    I suppose with smoking and drinking, at least you ARE getting something in return for your money. But you get nothing if the nag you put £20 on at Chepstow to win comes in last.
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    (Original post by struggler07)
    Trust me gambling a like throwing money down the drain you rarely win
    Exactly. Gambling really is a mug's game.
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    Trust me gambling blinds people
    (Original post by markova21)
    Exactly. Gambling really is a mug's game.
 
 
 
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