The following represent some of the common warning signs that an individual may have a problem gambling and should seek advice:
It is important to remember that problem gambling is an illness that can strike anyone no matter their background, but it can be treated. If you believe you have a problem with gambling (or you know someone who does), you can contact one of the assistance organizations listed below for additional information. These helplines are strictly confidential, available 24-hours a day, and can provide assistance:
Additionally, the Harvard Medical School offers a comprehensive support guide that can help you understand gambling, decide if you need to change, and assist you in dealing with the actual process. This guide can be found here: Harvard Medical School’s “Gambling – Your First Step to Change.