Born to Lose by Bill Lee

( ) A gambling addiction may appear to some people to be less serious than other addictions as it has no consequences to ones’ physical health. However, the financial burden it places on the diseased and their families is substantial, and just as serious. The urges to gamble are just as torturous to ones mind and body as urges to drink or use drugs can be.

Lee tells of the journey into his addiction and his lowest points. He then delves into his recovery and his moments of relapse. He describes the help Gamblers Anonymous has provided for him, and how it can help others. He also throws in some statistics and facts about addicts to help support his claims.

It brings good insight into the struggle of compulsive gamblers. I liked learning about how Lee’s difficulties when he was young as well as his genetic predisposition led him into developing his disease. It’s a good read, but not a great read.

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