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Problem Gambling Overview

The better you understand problem gambling, the easier it is to overcome its grip on you or a loved one.

Gambling addicts have trouble controlling their impulses to gamble.

Compulsive gambling is a psychiatric disorder that often leaves addicts unable to control their gambling impulses. The illness changes gambling from an occasional diversion into a regular activity and, finally, into a consuming need.

As problem gamblers progress through the various stages, they and those around them experience increasingly devastating consequences. These include financial difficulties, deteriorating family life, worsening health, and troubles at the workplace.

Gambling addicts are generally good at hiding their habits—at least at first. Because they often are in denial, they might even be able to hide the problem from themselves.

If you know what to look for, however, you should be able to spot indications of problem gambling in yourself or in someone you care about. Warning signs can include finances, behaviors, thoughts, and emotions.

We have created a short self assessment quiz to help you determine if you should learn more about the path to recovery.

It is becoming increasingly important for employers to understand addictions, establish company gambling policies, be alert for workplace warning signs, and assist those in need.