Life’s a Gamble Not to Be Gambled Away 【別賭上你的人生】

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[Life’s a Gamble Not to Be Gambled Away]

By: EMON Syed (Hall 10)
Image: http://www.helpnowposters.com

Addiction is associated with a person consuming a substance or engaging in an activity in a continuous manner that hinders daily life and activities. Even though most would associate addiction with the consumption of drugs, there are other addictions, such as gambling, that can turn a person’s life upside down if not identified and treated at an early stage.
Being a university student comes with the privileges of unlimited freedom and independent living, but these two privileges can result in a person ending up with a ‘bad habit’, gambling being one of many. Just a friendly game of Mahjong or betting on a horse race with peers/floor mates might sound enticing, but if done on a regular basis can transform it into an addiction. If one is already hooked to gambling, returning back to a normal life (one without gambling addiction) might be hard but not impossible.
As it is with other addictions, one has to be as far away from associations (people one used to gamble with and places one used to gamble in) to gambling as possible. One should also try to substitute other enjoyable activities such as sports for gambling activities. Searching for counselling from someone trustworthy or a psychiatrist specialized in treating addiction can also be helpful. A person can also put someone (counsellor, friend, or family member) in charge of his/her financials so that when money is needed for gambling, a strong “NO” will be served with extra toppings of rapport and care.

【別賭上你的人生】

文:EMON Syed(舍堂十)
譯:胡靖雅(匯豐業昕堂)
圖:www.helpnowposters.com

上癮,是指一個人太沈溺於某種物品或某個活動,以至於擾亂了自己的正常生活。除了大多數人認為的濫用藥物,世界上還有很多形式的上癮,例如賭博。假如沒有及時採取措施,賭博會讓人生活顛倒,混亂不堪。
成為大學生代表著無邊無際的自由和獨立的生活。但這也意味著一個人有放任生活、染上惡習的可能,賭博就是其中之一。和好友麻將耍樂或是和熟人賽馬聽起來很令人興奮,但一旦長期沾染,人就會沈迷其中,可能無法自拔。要一個賭徒戒掉賭癮回歸正常的生活不是不可能,可是其難度之高非同一般。
不僅是要遠離賭博,我們也要和心術不正之人,歪風邪氣之地保持距離。生活中還有很多更有趣的活動可以代替賭博,比如我們可以多多參與運動。和一個信得過的人或是心理治療師談談都很有幫助。我們也可以請親友協助管理財務,以便每當犯癮時,他們可以用關懷而親切的態度來提醒及制止你。

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