How My Psychosis Caused a Serious Gambling Addiction

And how I finally quit

Benny Carts
Mind Cafe
Published in
8 min readMay 31, 2023

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There I am, stooping over my desk, eyes fixed on the computer screen — but I’m not really there. I’m playing online blackjack and I’m up over two thousand dollars. Within a few hours, I go on to not only lose these profits but my entire student loan. Then I sneak out of my house and stalk the empty streets. Weeping hysterically, I call

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