Gambling is a source of entertainment and fun but the problem gambling is a nuisance in itself. A survey was conducted by the University of Connecticut in the year 2005 that claimed that as many as 60.4% pathological gamblers could not survive without nicotine that has taken over them. The drug use disorder has its full control over 38.1% problem gamblers while 73.2% were under the alcohol use disorder. Then there is the survey that was conducted the following year by the Tel Aviv University that found the level of dependence upon substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorder and alcohol in the pathological gamblers of greater heights.
In short, one thing is certain that the problem gamblers face addictive personalities and overall need of whim control rather than gambling habits. Dr. Patrick Basham says that gambling facilitates us to sail through a sea of entertainment and fun, so it is wise to bet with clear hearts but with a control on the hypersexual internet exhibitionism.
Richard Di Natale, an experienced person in addiction research and a senator with the Australian Greens party was reported to have expressed his intention the previous year to relieve the problem gamblers, i.e. the alcoholics and heroin addicts through use of a drug, i.e. Naltrexone. It has been reported that such a test is on the cards of the Melbourne’s University of Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Center. It is looking for nine such pathological/problem gamblers who are much used to the omnipresent video poker (pokie) machines of Australia. They would be put under a test for twelve weeks. It is expected that the gamblers under such trials would remain totally safe as far as the side effects like diarrhea, abdominal cramping or the rarest of the rare liver failure are concerned.
It is claimed that the problem gamblers may be relieved of their problems just with the use of one tablet while the second one could put total end to the problem gambling. Whether the nicotine dependence causes an adverse effect on problem gambling theories is true or not, the University of Copenhagen says it is wrong. The study of this University exhibited that greater harsh and common gambling trends and enhanced psychological difficulties were exhibited by the smokers who were put under trial in the sample group rather than the ones not used to smoking. The pathological gamblers were more habitual to consume tobacco and exhibited higher level of gambling ambitions, as per the 2005 study conducted by the University of Minnesota.
Cabaser and Sifrol – the two drugs to beat the effects of Parkinson’s sickness are reported to have dragged the users to unnatural sex and gambling. It is noteworthy that a person turned out to gay cross-dresser/hypersexual with desires to have sex with his male counterparts and intentions to do the same by posting messages through internet just with the use of Requip, a drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline-the drug tycoon of UK that was ordered to compensate the sufferer with an amount of €117k as per the orders of the French court authorities. Didier Jambart, the ex banker was also dragged into such dreadful effect of the drug and had the urge to kill somebody including himself. The court authorities favored the sufferer to be paid €82k by the drug manufacturer, says the report.