Lots of people on this Forum who admit to having a gambling addiction have stopped gambling for many years Micky. They overcame their addiction. Was that by chance or by choice? Those RCGs will say “you have a choice”! Maybe some of them will chip in on the debate.
I agree that once we start gambling it seems impossible to stop. In my case, I don’t stop until I run out of money. So I will choose not to start.