Help A Problem Gambler


For many people, gambling can be a great form of entertainment, but for some it can lead to serious problems.

Here are some things you should know about gambling addiction:

  • Gambling addiction is a disease which can affect anyone, but doesn’t affect everyone.
  • People with a gambling problem may spend money they can’t afford to lose.
  • People with gambling problems might spend excessive amounts of time gambling.
  • A gambling problem can affect many parts of someone’s life, including school, work, friendships, family relationships, and/or hobbies.
  • With the right information and help, anyone can overcome gambling problems.

In this section, we will explore how to deal with it if someone close to you (a family member, friend, etc.) has a gambling problem.1

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