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How can you tell when your gambling is an issue?

Do you or someone you know do any of these?

  • Gamble to avoid dealing with problems or disappointments
  • Skip work or study to gamble
  • Spend more time gambling than with family and friends
  • Think about gambling every day
  • Gamble to win money, not just for fun
  • Gamble to win back money lost by gambling
  • Feel depressed because of gambling
  • Lie or keep secrets about gambling
  • Borrow money to gamble
  • Argue with family and friends about gambling or to have an excuse to go out and gamble
  • Gamble for longer periods of time than originally planned
  • Gamble until every dollar is gone
  • Lose sleep due to thinking about gambling
  • Don't pay bills and use the money for gambling instead
  • Try to stop gambling, but can't.
  • Become moody when trying to stop or cut down on gambling
  • Try to increase the excitement of gambling by placing bigger bets
  • Break the law to get money to gamble

Any one of these things might be a sign that you or someone you know may have an issue with gambling.  Even if you're just a bit worried about your gambling or someone else's, it's a good idea to get help sooner rather than later.

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Self-assessment quiz is also available to show you whether your gambling might be a concern for you.

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