If you feel that you have lost control of your gambling, then it is important to admit it to yourself and get help. There are people who will be able to understand your situation and support you.
We all take risks and gambling is a particular style of risk-taking that’s exciting and entertaining.
Gambling activities are very accessible and the temptation to try our luck or re-experience an early win can be irresistible.
Each time you win you may find that you spend your winnings on more gambling, and if you lose you may desperately continue, hoping that a ‘big win’ is just around the corner...
The more you do this, the more absorbed you become in the activity.
This is why gambling is so habit-forming.
Most people who gamble keep control of what they are doing and remain ‘social gamblers’. However, a significant number of men, women and young people lose that control and, for them, gambling becomes a problem.
If gambling has taken over your life and dominates your thoughts, if you cannot stop until you have run out of money, or if you have lost relationships, friends, possessions or jobs as a result of your gambling, then read on, this information may help!
Ask yourself the following questions:
The more you answer ‘yes’, the more likely you are to have a serious gambling problem.
Speak to someone about this.
Problem gambling has a vast bofy of research and there are proven ways to help players to stop and leave their gambling habits behind them. Read more about the strategies for help