All posts tagged: Donna Zaharevitz

Shattered Lives: Addicted to Gambling, Are You Risking it All?

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio   “Gambling addiction is a victimless habit.” Nothing could be further from the truth! Gambling addiction is affecting millions of families across the country, often making losers out of winners. Shattered Lives Radio talks with experts from the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, Mary Drexler and Donna Zaharevitz, who will dispel a lot of the myths surrounding problem gambling, provide information about what is, or isn’t, problem gambling, and available help for those with a gambling problem and their family members. The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling is a private, not-for-profit organization affiliated with the National Council on Problem Gambling. The Council’s mission is to reduce the prevalence and impact of problem and pathological (compulsive) gambling on individuals, families, and society. We often talk about addictions to alcohol and drugs because they are recognizable substances causing addiction, but gambling addiction creates the same havoc as other addictions; feelings of shame, embarrassment, helplessness or hopelessness about the problem that may also discourage a person from getting help. Listeners will learn the difference between “responsible” …