Do I Have a Gambling Problem?

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) uses the following to help individuals determine whether they have a gambling problem. (This online questionnaire is completely anonymous. We don’t store your answers.)

A compulsive gambler will answer “yes” to at least seven of the questions:

Results

Most compulsive gamblers will answer 'Yes' to at least 7 of these questions. If you feel you might be a compulsive gambler, have a gambling problem or have a desire to stop gambling, you can speak to someone right now by clicking here Or click this link to find a Gamblers Anonymous meeting close to where you are.
Most compulsive gamblers will answer 'Yes' to at least 7 of these questions. If you feel you might be a compulsive gambler, have a gambling problem or have a desire to stop gambling, you can speak to someone right now by clicking here Or click this link to find a Gamblers Anonymous meeting close to where you are.

#1. Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?

#2. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?

#3. Did gambling affect your reputation?

#4. Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?

#5. Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?

#6. Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?

#7. After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?

#8. After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?

#9. Did you often gamble until all your money was gone?

#10. Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?

#11. Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?

#12. Were you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?

#13. Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?

#14. Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?

#15. Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom, loneliness, grief or loss?

#16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?

#17. Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

#18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?

#19. Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?

#20. Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?

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