The disease of addiction is one that affects all walks of life. No matter whom you are, if you cross the line and become dependent on gambling you will have the fight of your life. This is no different for African Americans. But the hope is that people do struggle with addiction and do recover. For instance, there are many famous black celebrities who admitted they were compulsive gamblers and have overcome their addiction. They exemplify the promise and optimism that this disease can be beat.
A March 28, 2014 article points out different celebrities who have struggled with their addiction to gambling. These are just a few of the many who have managed to live without gambling. The article reveals that singer Gladys Knight and Charles Barkley overcame their addictions. Also, another article shows other celebs such as actor Samuel L. Jackson, singer Chaka Khan, rapper Kid Cudi and R&B singer Mary J. Blige who were victorious over their serious substance dependence.
There are many ways to living a gamble free life. But, there isn’t just one answer to beating the disease of addiction. It really depends on how a person chooses to stop. It could be church, family, twelve step programs or self help. No matter which path a person journeys into sobriety the clear answer is that it is a much better way of living. One other article describes how a gambling addiction can just ruin a person’s life just like drugs or alcohol. This is why it is so important to find the right approach that can keep you from destroying your life as well as hurting your loved ones.
Unfortunately, some people do not make it and that is why it is so important to get the message out that recovery does work. For the likes of Gladys Knight and Charles Barkley there are countless others who bring hope to those who still suffer from the disease of addiction.