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We Control Addiction

Dr. Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., is a pioneering voice in the field of addiction.

Interview with a Recovering Compulsive Gambler

My name is Marilyn Lancelot and I am a recovering compulsive gambler. I visited my first casino in 1984 at the age of 53. For seven years, my boyfriend and I made the four-hour trek from Yuma, AZ to Laughlin, NV every weekend. I learned early on how to lie to my family and friends and how to sign my employers' name to company checks. I considered suicide and planned it so it would like an accident.

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