Topic - Problem Gambling

10 Questions About Gambling Behavior

  1. You have often gambled longer than you had planned.
  2. You have often gambled until your last dollar was gone.
  3. Thoughts of gambling have caused you to lose sleep.
  4. You have used your income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid.
  5. You have made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling.
  6. You have broken the law or considered breaking the law to finance your gambling.
  7. You have borrowed money to finance your gambling.
  8. You have felt depressed or suicidal because of your gambling losses.
  9. You have been remorseful after gambling.
  10. You have gambled to get money to meet your financial obligations.

If you or someone you know answers “Yes” to any of these questions, consider seeking assistance from a professional regarding this gambling behavior by calling the National Problem Gambling HelpLine Network at 1-800-522-4700, toll free and confidential throughout the U.S.


What is Problem Gambling?

Problem gambling is gambling behavior which causes disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational. The term "Problem Gambling" includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as "Pathological", or "Compulsive" Gambling, a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, "chasing" losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences.

Problem Gambling Resources in Wisconsin  link - Resources and Content of this page from: National Counsel on Problem Gambling

These Links may also be helpful

Wisconsin Council on Problem Gamblinglink

HELPGUIDE.orglink: Gambling problem information and resources

Virtual Pamphlet Collectionlink (topics compiled from top college counseling centers)

 

Page updated August 2012 by Mark Huttemier, MA, LPC. Personal Counselor in Student Health and Counseling at University of Wisconsin – River Falls


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