Gambling is supposed to be fun and safe. When it becomes a burden, it can take a toll on your life. If you have concerns about your gambling or someone close to you, there is help available.
Here are some of the signs you may have a gambling problem and Begambleaware.org/ is also a great resource for anyone suffering from gambling addictions:
- Do you lie to loved ones?
- Do you miss work to gamble?
- Do you gamble to forget?
- Do you steal to gamble?
- Do you borrow money to gamble?
- Do you spend your bill money or go more into debt after gambling?
We have put together a list of resources for the ones who feel their gambling has gotten out of hand. There are many others specific to your area:
EATA Recovery UK
USA Gamblers Anonymous
Canada Problem Gambling
NCP Gambling International Helpline
The good news is support is available and there are many free resources to help you. You just need to ask!