Gambling problems are often hard to detect. Below are some common signs that a person may be suffering from a gambling problem:
- Losing time from work, school or family due to gambling
- Increasing bets and spending more time or money than intended
- Repeated failed attempts to stop or control the gambling
- Borrowing money to gamble or pay gambling debts
- Gambling to escape worry or trouble
- Problems with work, family, school or relationships due to gambling
- Neglecting the care of one's self or family in order to gamble
- Lying about the amount of time and money spent on gambling
- Gambling more money in an attempt to win back losses (chasing)
- Selling or pawning personal possessions to get money to gamble
- Feelings of hopelessness, depression, or suicide as a result of gambling
If you or a loved one is suffering from any one of these, we encourage you to seek help as soon as possible.
Please call us at (775) 284-5335 for a consultation.
Gamblers Anonymous also offers the following self-assessment to help the individual decide if he or she is a compulsive gambler:
Continue to the Self-Assessment.