Many people can gamble occasionally for recreation without any problems while others develop habitual and compulsive gambling behaviors resulting in economic and personal devastation. The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) estimates that for every compulsive gambler, five additional people are affected by the addiction. Are you concerned about your own behaviors or those of a loved one? Please review the information below and take the diagnostic screening. 10 Questions About Gambling Behavior
1. Have you often gambled longer than you had planned?
2. Have you often gambled until your last dollar was gone?
3. Have thoughts of gambling caused you to lose sleep?
4. Have you used your income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid?
5. Have you made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling?
6. Have you broken the law or considered breaking the law to finance your gambling?
7. Have you borrowed money to finance your gambling?
8. Have you felt depressed or suicidal because of your gambling losses?
9. Have you been remorseful after gambling?
10. Have you 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.
Take the diagnostic screening
CABA Employee Assistance Service will help you further determine the severity of your gambling problem and connect you with professionals trained to treat problem gambling behaviors. We are also available for family member impacted by a problem gambler whether or not they have decided to get help. Please call us at: (405)840-0231 or (800)559-9544.
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