Do You Have A Gambling Problem?

Here are some warning signs of compulsive gambling:
-- preoccupation with gambling at the expense of other priorities
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gambling despite the negatives, including problems on the job, spouse threatening to leave, relationship issues, difficulty in school, and of course the loss of money.
-- lying to conceal losses or to get the money for more gambling
-- gambling to cover losses (called "chasing the money")
-- extreme mood swings and irritability to others
-- try and fail many times to control, cut back, or quit gambling


The following are twenty questions Gamblers Anonymous asks new members:

Answering the following questions will help you determine if you have a problem.
1 = Yes
0 = No



1.) Do you lose time from work due to gambling?
2.) Does gambling make your home life unhappy?
3.) Does gambling affect your reputation?
4.) Do you ever feel remorse after gambling?
5.) Do you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise to solve financial difficulties?
6.) Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
7.) After losing, do you feel you must return as soon as possible to win back your losses?
8.) After a win, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
9.) Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
10.) Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
11.) Do you ever sell anything to finance your gambling?
12.) Are you reluctant to use "gambling money" for formal expenditures?
13.) Does gambling make you careless about the welfare of your family?
14.) Do you ever gamble longer than you had planed?
15.) Do you ever gamble to escape worry or trouble?
16.) Did you ever commit, or consider committing, an illegal act to finance your gambling?
17.) Does gambling cause you to have difficulty sleeping?
18.) Do arguments, disappointments, or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
19.) Do you have an urge to celebrate good fortune by a few hours gambling?
20.) Did you ever consider self-destruction as a result of your gambling?



If your total adds up to at least seven, you are probably a compulsive gambler. While we strongly suggest that you read the rest of this introduction, you can reach us right now at:

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