Problem gambling is a serious disorder with specific warning signs.
Warning signs include:
Preoccupation with gambling
Talking only about wins, not about losses
Gambling as a way to escape problems
Hiding gambling losses from family members
Borrowing money to fund gambling
Withdrawing from family and friends
Being unable to stop or cutback on gambling
If any of these warning signs apply to you, please seek help as soon as possible. Calling the helpline is free and confidential, and trained professionals are available 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-GAMBLER or 1-800-522-4700 for help.