Signs You May Have a Problem

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Signs that you may have a gambling problem:

  • Gambling too frequently
  • Gambling has become a favorite (or only) activity
  • Trouble concentrating on homework or other things because of thoughts about gambling
  • Drinking [more] alcohol or taking drugs as a result of, or while gambling
  • Borrowing or stealing money to gamble
  • Missing important events or sneaking out of them to gamble
  • Arguing with friends or family about gambling
  • Thinking that problems can be solved by getting a “big win”
  • Thinking that gambling is an easy way to make money
  • Thinking that the odds can be outsmarted
  • Making more bets thinking that money lost can be won back
  • Feeling the need to bet more and more money
  • Lying to friends and family about how much or how often you gamble 1

 

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