Know how to
spot the signs

There are a few signs that indicate you may have a gambling problem. The more signs you have, the more important it is that you begin to take control now, before it’s too late. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

Do you have trouble controlling your gambling?

Once you start, can you easily stop? Can you walk away, or do you feel the need to gamble until you’ve spent your last dollar? Do you raise your bets to win back what you have lost?

Do you gamble even when you don’t have the money?

Are you gambling with the money you need to pay bills? Have you borrowed money from a friend or coworker? Did you max out your credit cards? Or worse—have you stolen or committed crimes to feed your habit?

Do you feel the need to be secretive about your gambling?

Do you keep a bank account just for your wins and losses? Do you lie about where you’ve been and what you’ve been doing to people close to you? Do you feel ashamed about what you’ve been doing?

Do your family and friends worry about you?

Have loved ones talked to you about your gambling? Have you had to deny that you have a problem? Is gambling putting a strain on your personal and professional relationships?

These are hard questions to answer, but there is still hope. It’s never too early to ask for help—but it’s never too late either.

Let’s talk. It’s free and confidential.