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The road to recovery from gambling addiction is a long one, but the first priority is admitting to yourself that you have a problem, which Mahalo founder Jason Calacanis did in his first email missive since quitting the blogosphere:

I've become addicted to playing poker because your constantly faced with confusion, and winning is trying to make sense out of nonsense.

Thankfully, studies have shown recovery is much easier when you have a supportive spouse. No scientific word on the effect of pets, but I can't imagine having two lovely bulldogs hurts. Just remember, Jason, one day at a time. (Photo by wmmarc)