21 STEPS TO STOP GAMBLING
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Your Self-Administered Gambling Check-Up

Are you a responsible gambler or a problem gambler? If gambling isn't a serious issue now, could it become a problem down the road? Here's an opportunity to gain additional insight.

What are some problem gambling warning signs?

           To change our lives, we first must change our minds.

– Unknown source

Financial difficulties often indicate a gambling problem.

This 10-question quiz asks about your gambling related activities and thoughts. Think carefully and answer each question as honestly as possible. We do not save this information.

This could be your first step to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

1. Have you ever spent ten days in a row thinking about gambling, including planning future gambling ventures, devising betting strategies, or figuring out how to raise money?

Yes
No

2. Have you ever increased your bet size to "test your luck" or to recapture a loss?

Yes
No

3. When you tried to quit or reduce your gambling activities, did you feel irritable, depressed, or bored?

Yes
No

4. Have emotional lows caused you to want to stop or reduce gambling at least three times in your life?

Yes
No

5. Do you gamble to escape personal problems or to seek relief from uncomfortable feelings such as guilt, anxiety, helplessness, or depression?

Yes
No

6. After a losing gambling session, have you ever decided to stay longer to try to recapture your lost money?

Yes
No

7. Have you ever lied about how often you gamble or how much you lost?

Yes
No

8. To raise money for gambling, have you ever written a non-sufficient funds (NSF) check, stolen money, or pawned property?

Yes
No

9. Has gambling created personal problems, hurt your relationships with family or friends, or negatively affected your work performance?

Yes
No

10. Has gambling ever created a debt so large that you needed to ask family members, friends, a lending institution, a bankruptcy trustee, a credit counselor, or anyone else to give or loan you money?

Yes
No
Your Quiz Results

If you had zero "Yes" answers (and are not in a state of denial), then you are behaving and thinking about gambling responsibly. Be careful to keep problem behaviors and thoughts in check. For more information about denial, preview Step 1.

If you had 1 to 3 "Yes" answers, then you are at risk of becoming a problem gambler. Please read Step 1 for more details. Our problem gambling recovery system and workbooks can help prevent gambling from developing into a problem for you and your loved ones.

If you had 4 or more "Yes" answers, then gambling probably is creating problems for you. Carefully read Step 1 to get started on a healthier path. Also, order our gambling addiction self help system, which will guide you along the recovery process.

Note: This quiz is not a formal diagnosis. For that, we recommend an in-person counseling session with a specialized clinical professional.