In moderation, gambling can be a fun and easy way to relax. But sometimes, gambling addition can creep in and take over. It is important for gamblers to know the early signs of gambling addiction so they can get help when necessary. There are some questions you can ask yourself to determine whether or not gambling is a problem for you.
• You lie about the addictions you face, you don’t admit reality, and you tell others that you have “absolutely no issues.”
If people are questioning you on your gambling addiction and you can’t bring yourself to tell the truth, this is a red flag of a gambling addiction. It could be time to get help.
• Your friends and family worry about your gambling.
Have friends and family members worried about your gambling? Have friends and family members told you you can’t borrow money from them anymore, because they know you’ll gamble with it? If so, this is a red flag you may be addicted to gambling.
• You don’t want to talk about your gambling wins or losses.
If you aren’t willing to talk about how much you’ve won or how much you’ve lost for gambling because you feel ashamed of your problem, this is a sign that it’s time to get some help.
• You take time out of your day, every day, to play your hand at gambling. You don’t stop.
Taking excessive time out of your day every day can be a huge red flag that gambling addiction is a problem and that it is time to seek help.
• You borrow money from friends and family, or from online, or from borrowers to make your next best win.
This is perhaps the biggest sign of a gambling problem. If you find yourself in debt to keep up gambling, it’s time to get help. Gambling can become a problem and affect your life if you let it. Taking the signs to get some help will help you change your life and make your life a big win.
If you are worried that you may be addicted to gambling, it is time to get some help. There are many different people who can help. One such number for United States Citizens is 1-800-522-4700.
Call a gambling helpline now. Take your life back.
If you are a loved one who is worried that someone you know may be addicted to gambling, you are also welcome to call a gambling hotline and ask them about what to do next. They will be able to help you with your needs.