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Do You Have A Gambling Compulsion

Alex Robboy , CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW — Founder & executive director

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Gambling Dependence Quiz - Are You A Compulsive Gambler?

* Have you spent more time gambling than planned?
* Do you sometimes gamble by yourself as opposed to only doing so when out with your friends?
* Is gambling a primary form of socialization?
* Have you ever ‘accidentally’ gambled away all your money?
* Do you tend to set strict limits on the amount that you will gamble?
* Are you able to adhere to your strict limits on how much you will gamble?
* How much are you affected by your wins and losses?
* Over the course of the last few months, have your bets become larger ?
* Have you ever gambled as a way to feel better?
* Do you feel bored when you are not gambling?
* After gambling, how frequently do you feel remorseful?
* How frequently do thoughts of gambling disrupted your concentration or sleep?
* Do you gamble to win back losses?
* Have you gambled using your credit card, bank loans etc.?
* Have you gamble with money that was already spoken for - meaning, the money was supposed to pay your bills (e.g. electric bill, child support, rent etc).
* Are you unable to stop gambling?
* Have you thought about stealing money from friends, family, professional colleagues, stores or work?
* Have you taken money that wasn’t really yours to take?
* Are you depressed, sad, lonely, feeling guilty or have you ever had suicidal thoughts?
* Have you omitted information about your gambling habits to friends, family or co-workers?
* Have you minimized the amount that you gamble or think about gambling to friends, family or co-workers?
* Is your gambling habit a secret? Do you minimize the amount and / or frequency that you gamble?
* Have you ever gambled as a way to quickly earn money to meet your financial obligations?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you may have a gambling problem. We strongly encourage you to seek help. An outsiders opinion can help you determine the severity of the issue (self-help books, self-help groups, friends and families and professional help). Gambling compulsions, left untreated are a progressive disease that can deplete your savings, ruin relationships and cost you more than you had to give. Help is available. You do not have to do it alone. 215 - 922 - 5683 x 100 Gambling treatment near me.

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