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Do you think your gambling is out of control? Do you think you have a gambling problem?
The following questions were taken directly from
. Answer the following 20 questions to help determine if you have a gambling problem. An assessment of your score will show after you complete the questionnaire.
Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?
Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
Did gambling affect your reputation?
Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?
Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?
Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?
Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness?
Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
Have you ever considered self destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?
Problem gambling can be a matter of life or death, but hope and help are just a call away. Please call 1-800-426-2537 (free, confidential, 24/7) to speak to a problem gambling counselor to determine if you have a gambling problem. Self-help programs, counseling and treatment services can help you to stop gambling and return to a healthier way of thinking and living.
Available assistance to start your recovery from this addiction.
Find a counselor in your area offering FREE services.
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Office of Problem Gambling (OPG)
1616 Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 997377 MS-8700
Sacramento, CA 95899
Office: (916) 327-8611
Free, Confidential, 24/7
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