I'm not a clinician, but to me there's a real connection. When Christy was a regular, it seemed like it only took maybe one stressful event to kick her gambling problem into gear, then she had to join GA too. It's like Les Brown (the motivational speaker) said about food addiction, "it's not what you're eating, but what's eating you). Great that they're keeping their addictions under control, but clearly Jill and Bonnie have other issues. Bravo for Bonnie going to therapy, but as another poster said, she's got a long way to go.