The below self-assessment aims to indicate whether you or a loved one is addicted to gambling.
The questions below relate to real-life experiences common to gamblers and those suffering from a gambling addiction.
Read the questions carefully and see if any similar challenges within the past 12 months.
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Still not sure?
Some people can gamble for fun and stop when they wish.
However, people suffering from gambling addiction often find it near impossible to stop gambling, even if they have run out of money.
Many believe addiction to only relate to substances.
However, particular behaviours can be just as addictive as alcohol and drugs.
Addictions to behaviours like gambling often mean that those inflicted will continue to gamble despite any negative consequences, personally or financially.
Common signs of gambling addiction:
- Placing significantly larger and riskier bets
- Ruminating on previous wins
- Gambling becomes a distraction from other problems
- The tendency to hide their gambling behaviour
- Social isolation
- Feelings of guilt and remorse after gambling
- Failure to stop or reduce this behaviour
- Experiencing powerful urges
Gambling addiction help
Being a compulsive gambler can strip you from power or control over your urges or behaviour.
It can harm your mental wellbeing, your relationships and leave you with serious financial problems like debt.
If you think you have a problem with gambling and wish to stop, help, support, and treatment are available.
Here at Smarmore Castle, we treat gambling addictions as part of our 35-day addiction treatment programme.
However, the length and type of treatment you will receive will depend on your particular case and the severity of your addiction.]
Free addiction assessment
Smarmore delivers exceptional addiction treatment and rehabilitation. Let us help you get your life back on track – together, we can do it.
Last updated & clinically assessed 1 December, 2021