Signs of Problem Gambling

| August 27, 2013

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Is Someone You Know…?

  • Preoccupied with gambling
  • Secretive about his/her gambling habits, and defensive when confronted
  • Increasing bet amounts when gambling in order to achieve the desired excitement (“high”)
  • Trying unsuccessfully to control, cut back or stop gambling
  • Restless or irritable when not gambling
  • Gambling when distressed (helpless, guilty, anxious, depressed).
  • “Chasing” losses with more gambling
  • Lying to family and others about the extent of gambling
  • Jeopardizing or losing relationships, jobs, or educational or career opportunities because of gambling
  • Relying on others to bail him or her out relieve money problems caused by gambling

If any of these signs are affecting someone you know, maybe it’s time to get help.  It’s confidential, available at no cost, and it works.

Help in Lane County is available through the Emergence Gambling Treatment Program and Centro Latino Americano (541-687-2667 / full Spanish bilingual) programs. Or call the statewide 24-hour helpline, 1877-MY-LIMIT (1-877-695-4648) for free and confidential

Help is free, confidential, and it works

Category: Problem Gambling

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