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:

#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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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.