The regular habit loop gave her the pleasure when she visited the casino and the reward system in the brain was controlled and brought back to normal. Angie couldn’t control the impulse to gamble even though she knew that her gambling was hurting her loved ones. The relationships were strained and all she thought about was ‘Gambling’ whether she was up or down. It takes courage to stop an addiction, especially if you have lost a big amount of money and broke the relationships by that time. But compulsive gamblers (addicted to gambling) go through a problem of being totally out of control.
“She knew gambling could lead to trouble.” (Duhigg 247) if she knew that then why lie to herself that she was not an addict. Furthermore, Angie said, “I know how to play” (Duhigg 249) if she knew how to play like she says then why did she lose a lot of money. “It may seem irrational for anyone to believe they can beat the house in a casino…A gambler can consistently win over time, though, if he or she memorized the complicated formulas and odds that guide how each hand should be played. Most players, however, don’t have the discipline or mathematical skills to beat the house.” (Duhigg 249) As it is said Angie did not know how to play, so she lied to herself because she never mentions of having mathematical skills or memorizing something when she gamble. As a matter of fact, Angie accepted the offers that Harrah’s casino would give her like the limo rides, coupons, diamonds, and other luxury stuff.
Addiction is something that may seem inevitable but at the end it’s entirely the fault of a person who is addicted. In the article by Charles Duhigg ‘the power of habit’ Angie Bachmann got addicted to gambling, it was because of her fault as she kept accepting the offers from cassino and many other reasons.. Both knew what they were doing but still Angie let herself get into the situation, and the casino encouraged it. She was a well settled housewife, when everybody used to leave the house she was all alone. One fine day, while passing through the street she took a visit to casino just for a change.
She recalls Ned Silverton fighting a gambling addiction when he was younger, “Lily had seen his charming eyes change from surprise to amusement, and from amusement to anxiety; as he passed under the spell of the terrible god of chance” (26). Lily knows that gambling amongst the wealthy is not something she can afford to do, and she does not want to end up like Ned Silverton’s sisters having no sugar for her tea. After all, how could she go without the finer things that she has grown accustomed? Wharton writes, “but she knew that the gambling passion was upon her, and in her present surroundings there was small hope of resisting it” (27). Lily is completely aware of the repercussions of the addiction.
Firstly gambling can cause money problems. A person can experience loss of money, property savings or belongings. This kind of loss can lead to the breaking of families, feelings of betrayal and anger. The stress of gambling problems can sometimes cause health problems, for both the person spending the money and their family. It is argued that gamblers will gamble no matter if there are advertisements being shown or not, however these advertisements are a constant reminder for them especially when they have to see these advertisements when they use the internet, watch television and particularly during sports programs.
The abuse of alcoholic beverages can cause a person to become an alcoholic. Underage drinking is illegal and harmful, but that does not stop minors from partying. Alcoholics can cause emotional pains throughout the family causing the families to suffer. Many people enjoy drinking but very few people understand the harm it is doing to the health of their bodies, and how it can ruin their lives. Alcoholism can have a negative effect on a person’s overall character, health, and morals.
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and “Rat Park” by Lauren Slater will reveal the main strategies to recognize and overcome habits. Angie Bachman, a women who developed a gambling habit due was well aware of her habits, but she continued to drag herself into debt, resulting in losing all that she owned and getting sued by
She can’t accept her for who she is, and she always compares her with her siblings. The father is more caring but he is always busy and doesn’t have enough time to spend with her. Her siblings aren’t friendly; at least that is what she thinks. Another reason is that she tries to fit in, so when one of the girls, the one who she was wishing to be friends with invites her to the party, she jumps on the invitation and that is where she used drugs for the first time The friend was from a rich family, and during the school years didn’t pay attention to the girl in this story, but now she wants to go to that university where the girls father works, so by inviting the girl in Go Ask Alice she tries to make connection Unfortunately, today lots of kids in their early age become addicted to the drugs.
“But like many addicts, she is a master of deceit, a champion liar,” Jessica Lange says in her foreword to Long Day’s Journey Into Night concerning the character of Mary Tyrone (Lange, viii). In Eugene O’Neill’s play Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the mother character of Mary often is viewed as a victim, a creature subject to the poison she is addicted to. However, Mary Tyrone proves to be more complex than an addict spiraling back into her addiction. In Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Mary Tyrone proves she is manipulative and cunning and that she wants to relapse into her addiction as an escape. In the beginning acts of the play as Mary is relapsing, she alternates between flat-out denial and lies and cunning manipulations.
Analysis 1. In my novel Matched the major conflict is mostly resolved. I think this because the main conflict in the story is that she can't choose who she wants to be with as well as hiding everything she knows that since the society has made its existence completely and utterly illegal. In the novel, Cassia does choose which boy she wants, which ends up being Ky, but closer to the end of the novel, Cassia does a sort job that gets Ky deported. This changes the plot drastically because now Cassia must now be worried about her secrets as well as getting Ky back without letting the government and society finding out of her plan.