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The first time Stanley came for counseling, it was because of his wife’s urging. Stanley, however, was very ambivalent. When he came to treatment, “I thought it was a lucky time. If I had money I would win again…. I thought I was smart and I would know how to talk to the counselor… but, I thought about what is the life difference before the gambling and after the gambling: before I was very happy, my family was quite wealthy, and I had enough things compared to others; but, after the gambling I lost everything: my health, my time, my money, and almost my family... I am looking for a comfortable life, a happy family life…. I discovered that this is a problem.”


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