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i know that many people with mental health issues have an addiction of some sort ! what ever it may be ! i have had an alcohol promblem since i was 14 . i am a recovering alcoholic now & have been for over a year. problem - when i gave up the alcohol - i replaced it with casino gambling -i love it ! but i am on disability and they say gambling is a earned income .so whenever i win i loose alot of my benifits for 1 month ! i am asking if the gambling is any way related to my illness and if any one else is having this problem . no way do i understand how gambling is considered a earned income - i am going to try & fight this and wonder iif i would have any chance at all of winning ?!!!


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replied December 28th, 2005
Bipolar Disorder Answer A33
It is possible that your gambling activities are pathologic and related to alcohol addiction. You can ask any mental health professional such as an addiction therapist, a psychologist, a clincial social worker or a psychiatrist for help. Alternatively, you might want to consider visiting a 28-day rehabilitation center and/or visit a support group such as Gamblers Anonymous in order to identify and treat the cause of addiction.
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