Do you or someone you love have a gambling problem? Do you want to get support?
Here it is, no matter what your issue is. Here are some practical tips and a list of organisations that can help you, and which will provide you with useful advice on all the issues that gambling can bring with it.
Stay in Control
The best solution to a problem is always its prevention! If you enjoy gambling, here are a few tips to make sure it doesn't become a problem:
Are you looking for a free but confidential way to get help for your gambling problem? Look no further:
Are you unsure whether you are addicted to gambling or not? How many of these 10 signs do you have?
If you answered yes to at least some of these, or this would be true for your loved one, you should get some professional support here:
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Manage your debts
Gambling is probably the most expensive addiction you can have because its only limitation is how much money the player can get his hands on, either through his/her earnings, or borrowing or even stealing. If you already have problems with debts, get some professional advice here:
Sometimes you've found yourself in such a rut that the only way out is out. Sometimes to fix your gambling problem you have to quit from gambling completely, and forever. You've made the decision, but do you feel like you still can't trust yourself, or that you won't resist the temptation? Here are a few organisations that might be able to help you:
Finally, we are going to bust five popular myths related to gambling to help you be vigilant:
🔔Myth 1: Gambling is only a problem if you cannot afford it
The financial consequence is not the only issue that a gambling addiction brings with it. There is a multitude of other issues it can cause, such as emotional, social, etc. Further, with the scale of your bets, there is really no limit to how much money you can actually bet, so it would be wise to keep an eye on your money.
🔔Myth 2: Your luck will turn eventually, and you will hit a winning streak then
In reality, your chances of winning remain the same at each point of the game. Let's say you already bet on half the roulette numbers, these still stay here, so you have an equal chance as you did before you bet on them.
🔔Myth 3: You only have a problem if you gamble every day
The amount of times you play has nothing to do with it. What makes a difference is whether there are unfavourable consequences to your gambling, be these financial, marital, social, legal or psychological.
🔔Myth 4: The gambler's parents or partners cause gambling addictions
More often than not, addicted gamblers try to blame their situation on their loved ones (parents, spouses, friends), rather than acknowledging that the cause of their problem is within themselves. This obviously doesn't seem right. If someone you love has a gambling addiction, don't feel guilty, instead, try to get them help.
🔔Myth 5: You can easily spot a problem gambler
Wrong! Most people who are addicted to gambling are actually quite good at hiding their problem and its consequences from their loved ones.
Get help today!
If you are worried that either you or someone you know has a gambling problem, don't hesitate to ask for help. It's always better to be safe than sorry and nip the problem in its bud before any damage can be done. Go through the list of organisations below and get help now!