Gambling for the adrenaline rush
Bill discusses how some Veterans seek to recreate the adrenaline rush of combat by risking their money on gambling and by treating other gamblers as the enemy, instead of choosing the healthier option and reaching out for help in coping with the transition.
Check the VA’s page on Gambling at https://www.maketheconnection.net/symptoms/gambling/, to hear how the VA can help, including:
What does it mean to have a gambling problem?
If I’m experiencing a gambling problem, what can I do about it right away?
Learn more about what it feels like to live a better life. Go to our Self-Help page to begin to explore other issues that can bring you All The Way Home.
Non-VA LOCAL HELP
Know A Vet presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.
Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment at https://www.knowavet.org/before-during-and-after-a-medical-appointment/and Choosing a Medical Service Provider, at https://www.knowavet.org/choosing-a-medical-service-provider/, to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.
In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs. A VSO counselor https://www.knowavet.org/office-of-vet-services/ may be able to help you find them.