Impulsive gambling can lead to financial, social and psychological problems. A responsible attitude to gambling is very important, so read the information provided carefully.
The platform GamblingORB strongly recommends to gamble responsibly. A problem with gambling can lead to serious personal and social consequences!
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The National Council on Problem Gambling operates the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network (1-800-522-4700) – contact if you notice any gambling issues. Help is available 24/7 and is 100% confidential.
How to recognize gambling addiction? Signs of gambling addiction.
- Constant engagement, increased time spent in the game situation.
- Changing the range of interests, the displacement of the previous motivations for the game, constant thoughts about the game, the predominance and imagination of situations associated with game combinations.
- “Loss of control”, expressed in the inability to stop the game, both after a big win, and after constant losses.
- States of psychological discomfort, irritation, anxiety, developing at relatively short intervals after the next participation in the game, with an insurmountable desire to start playing again. Such states in a number of ways resemble the states of withdrawal in drug addicts: they are accompanied by headache, sleep disturbance, anxiety, low mood, impaired concentration.
- Characterized by a gradual increase in the frequency of participation in the game, the desire for ever higher risk.
- Periodically arising states of tension, accompanied by a game drive, an overcoming desire to find an opportunity to participate in a game of chance.
- A rapidly progressive decline in the ability to resist temptation. This is expressed in the fact that, having decided to “tie up” once and for all, at the slightest provocation (meeting with old acquaintances, talking about the game, the presence of a gambling establishment nearby, etc.), gambling addiction resumes.
Self Help Resources
- Gamblers Anonymous (www.gamblersanonymous.org)
Is fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
- Gam-Anon (www.gam-anon.org)
Is a self-help organization for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers.
- GamTalk (www.gamtalk.org)
Is a 24/7 moderated online peer support forum.
Help By State
COUNCIL ON COMPULSIVE GAMBLING OF NEW JERSEY
3635 Quakerbridge Rd., Suite 7
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Helpline: 1.800.GAMBLER (246.2537)
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION ON PROBLEM GAMBLING
1128 Wethersfield Dr. S
Portage, MI 49002
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michael Burke
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is responsible for general health and/or addiction services in this state, and may also have information on problem gambling.
The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia is a program created by the West Virginia Legislature to identify and provide services to problem gamblers and their loved ones. The program is funded by the West Virginia Lottery and administered by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
DELAWARE COUNCIL ON GAMBLING PROBLEMS
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 303
Wilmington, DE 19801-1677
Email: [email protected]
Text: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, 302.438.8888
Chat: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, www.dcgp.org