Recognizing Signs of Gambling Addiction

If you are concerned that gambling has had a negative impact on your life or someone else's then the following questions may help you find out:

⦁ Have you ever neglected study or work due to gambling?
⦁ Do you gamble to pass time or because of boredom?
⦁ Do you play alone, and for long periods of time?
⦁ Have others ever criticized your gambling?
⦁ Have you ever lost interest in family, friends or hobbies due to gambling?
⦁ Has it ever happened to you to lie, steal or borrow money to cover gambling losses?
⦁ Has it ever happened to you to lie, steal or borrow money for gambling?
⦁ Are you reluctant to spend money allocated for gambling on other goals?
⦁ Do you gamble until you lose all your money?
⦁ After losing, do you feel the need to play as soon as possible to cover losses?
⦁ Does gambling occur after arguments, frustrations or disappointments?
⦁ Does gambling cause you depression or suicidal thoughts?

To speak with someone who can give you professional advice and support, please contact one of the organizations detailed below:

www.gamcare.org.uk

www.gamblingtherapy.org

www.drogy-info.cz/map-pomoci/

www.neprohraj.se

For prevention and treatment organizations, we refer you to:

Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital

Ústavní 91, 181 02 Prague 8

Tel .: 284 016 111

Crisis Intervention Center tel .: 284 016 666

Web: www.bohnice.cz

 

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