Gambling Addiction And Substance Abuse

Though alcoholism and drug addiction continue to be major global concerns, there are a number of behavioral addictions that have gained immense attention on a grander social scale. At a glance, it would seem that behavioral addictions like gambling addiction would have very little in common with substance use disorder, but research actually suggests otherwise. As a result, there are some who have begun to wonder whether there’s a correlation between gambling and drug addiction. In other words, does a gambling addiction cause or trigger an addiction to alcohol or drugs?