|If you SMS too much you may want to stay out of the casino. As more and more research is directed at so-called “technical addictions” such as SMS usage and Internet surfing, researchers draw links to between technical addition and other behavioral addictions. In fact, many of the researchers participating in the research have backgrounds in gambling and drug addiction research. |
Although the research is still far from completion, there is a suggestion that people that are technology addicts exhibit the same characteristics as compulsive gamblers. Therefore people who suspect that they have technical addiction are advised to refrain from participating in gambling, online and off as they may be in a higher risk category for gambling addiction.
If you suspect that you have a gambling addiction you can find help at www.GamblersAnonymous.org or call their helpline at (213) 386-8789.