Gambling addiction and it's results
The Independent carried the story of a court case featuring David Milch last week. David Milch was the director of television shows such as 'NYPD Blue','Hill street Blues', 'Deadwood', and, ironically, 'Luck'. He is said to have accrued an estimated $100 million fortune in a four decade career. He is now thought to be $17 million in debt.
David Milch, a former heroin addict, it is claimed, lost $25 million over 10 years through gambling. He claimed that his father, who introduced him to horseracing, used to label him as a degenerate gambler and that he felt he had to spend time attempting to live up to those expectations. 'Luck" has been described as 'a loveletter' to racing.
He says that gambling distorts relationships and the way you want to live life, if you don't realise the grip it has, then you may collapse.
It could be argued that David Milch merely swapped his passion for heroin to one for gambling, but one doesn't know if both were present at the same time. It would be interesting to learn how he gave up heroin.
Hypnotherapy is an excellent resource for tackling these, and other addictions. It can look at both the cause and effects of addiction, and help people to visualise a future without the need for them. Through removing the need for the drug or gambling we can help people to create a better future.
Whilst David Milch may be taking some years to sort out his finances, addicts who stop before they get to this stage may sort out their lives a lot quicker.
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