Healing Arts, LLC ~ Integrated Counseling Services for Adults and Adolescents

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Confidential Help, Support and Information on Problem Gambling

If you are unsure whether or not you may have a gambling problem, read the following simple 10 question checklist for self-assessment. If you can relate to at least four of these behaviors, please give us a call to set up an appointment, Healing Arts, LLC 401-932-6820.

Confidential Hotline at the RI Council for Problem Gambling: (24 hours/7 days a week confidential hotline 1-877-9gamble)

Confidential Hotline at the  Council on Problem Gambling (24 hours/7 days a week confidential hotline 1-800- 522-4700)

  1. Are you always thinking about gambling?  Always planning the next time you can go, or thinking about ways of getting money to gamble with?
  2. Has the amount of money you gamble and the amount of time you spend gambling increasing, tryingto get the same feelings of excitement and enjoyment you use to get?
  3. Do you promise yourself just one more time, then you will stop gambling – but you have not been able to stop?
  4. Has trying to stop,  not being able to gamble, or trying to cut down, cause you to become depressed, moody, or anxious?
  5. Do you ever use gambling as a way of ignoring problems or stress in your life?  Do you use gambling as a way to not deal with life or uncomfortable feelings of guilt, anxiety, or depression?
  6. Do you ever try to win back the money you lost by going more often and  increasing the size of your bets?
  7. Are you hiding the amount of money and amount of time you gamble from your family, loved one, or significant others?
  8. Have you ever committed fraud or theft to get money to gamble with?  This includes writing bad checks, taking money from family members, friends, or anyone else to have money to gamble.
  9. Has gambling destroyed personal relationships with family and friends?  Has gambling affected your work relationships?
  10. Have you borrowed from family or friends and/or  filed for bankruptcy to pay off gambling debts?