Alyssa’s Story

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Unmasking Alyssa’s Story

Alyssa, a binge poker player for five years, was buried in credit card debt and experiencing marital problems caused by her gambling behavior. She made promises in the past to her husband and other family members that she would get help, but she never kept her promises.

Alyssa called 1-800 GAMBLER. She came to realize that she was dealing with addictive behaviors and started to understand what was driving her compulsive gambling. She identified stress from caring for her disabled son and a lack of a social life as causes. Alyssa transitioned into an individual therapy program to further her commitment to quit gambling for good and attended her first Gamblers Anonymous meeting.

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