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How to prevent lottery addiction?

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Raffle may cause a somewhat similar addiction as gambling, which can be a serious problem that could affect one's life in a drastic and very negative way. While lotteries are a source of excitement and a fun activity for most people, it may take a toll on the lives of those who gradually get addicted to this activity. While it's never too late to ask for help, it clearly is the best idea to watch out for the warning signs and make some changes soon as you can. This way, you're struggles will be a lot less serious, and you will not risk losing people or things who, or that are important to you. Raffle addiction is a serious problem, but by being a responsible person, you can find ways to protect yourself from it!

How to prevent lottery addiction

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Raffles and lotteries are exciting and rather interesting either because the money spent on the game, the activity of watching the draw while having your ticket in hands, or the prizes that can be won -but no matter why you like these games, it must stay as it is: a game, something that's only for fun. While it can surely be an exciting activity to dream and fantasize about winning the huge prizes, if you notice that you play too much or that the game starts to affect your life in a negative way, then you may need to act immediately.

One of the most important things is to determine a line, and do not ever cross it. You can set an amount of money that you can logically afford to pay for this game, and then stop yourself from any further spending once you reach it. A responsible player never spends more than what is logically affordable, and knows that winning is a matter of luck, there's no sure way to win, and the chances are quite low.

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For those who are addicted, playing lottery can become a compulsion, and they keep on playing in order to win, or in the hopes of winning their money back. After a while, they lose their ability to make realistic decisions about the amount of money and time they can spend on the raffle.

Raffle addiction is surely bad for the ones who are addicted, but it also affects the people around the addicted person, as he can tend to lie and make excuses to them instead of facing the reality an asking for help. He (or she) may even try to hide the fact that he had previously spent most of the salary or these games.

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This may result in losing contact with his/her friends and family members, but losing the financial sources and the money that's needed to provide a living for him/herself is also something that may happen. As it's not always easy to catch the first signs of raffle addiction, the ones who suffer from it sometimes only realize the problem when it's too late.

A lottery player can be considered addicted when the too much spending causes problems in his/her life, for example, makes it hard to study, work, or ruins his/her family life. Besides, these players can no longer control how much time and money they spend of the raffle.

There are some genetic factors and personality traits as well when it comes to raffle addiction, but the players can prevent it from escalating in their lives if they watch out for the sings and make a change, or even ask for help. There are some lotteries that offer a daily or weekly spending limit that can help everyone to notice their unhealthy urge to spend more on the game. Also, there are some groups and medical opportunities that you can look for, and some therapies are quite efficient.

Anita Diós

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