The simple truth is that being healthy and rich is better than being poor and sick – it’s hard to disagree with that. Yes, of course, every inhabitant of the planet sees himself as independent, self-reliant and free. However, we are often faced with trials on the way that prevent us from achieving our goals.
A person has natural needs, including: food, water, air and society. One cannot do without this, they are needed for evocation and are inherent in everyone from birth – it is impossible to position them as dependence. But addictions and harmful addictions that do not allow you to build your future, live and develop still have a place to be. Addictions are familiar to each of us – drug addiction, smoking and drunkenness.
Let’s get to the point
We propose to the reader’s attention to analyze the problem of gambling addiction. We will figure out why addiction to the game occurs and what are its causes. It is the awareness of these things that allows you to control the situation. Actually, let’s try to understand the key principles of overcoming gambling addiction, which were developed by professional psychologists at one time.
In order not to be unfounded, here is a small experiment. It’s 1954 – electronics are just being born, and computer power is at its initial level of development. Electrodes are implanted in the rat’s brain, through which different parts of the brain are stimulated with electricity.
Contrary to all expectations, the process gives the animal pleasure, and by means of a specially designed machine, the rat was given the opportunity to press the lever that shocks it independently. The animal pressed the lever almost without interruption.
Later, as part of the experiment, the task was complicated. 2 levers have already been installed, which the rat must press in turn to get the desired discharge. Surprisingly, however, we managed to cope with this task quickly enough. At the last stage, a wire is pulled between the conductors, and the rat rushed from one lever to another until it fell down dead.
Somewhat later, the experiment was carried out on humans. All who took part in the experiment were connected to the electrodes and given a button, from which the subjects also could not tear themselves away. Describing their sensations, the subjects answered that, they say, it seemed to them that the next press was about to make them happy … But this did not happen, but only the desire to press the key again increased.
Why does this happen?
Stimulating the cerebral cortex has an unusual effect – thus stimulating the release of the hormone dopamine. This hormone, acting on the human brain, stimulates the desire to repeat this action again and again. And, despite the fact that the expected pleasure never comes, but stimulates further attempts, dopamine was called the “hormone of happiness.”