Think about the last 12 months when answering ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the following statements:
- I have placed bigger bets or spent more money than when I first started gambling.
- When I try to stop or limit myself, I feel restless or irritable.
- I have tried to stop or cut back but I always go back eventually.
- I spend a lot of time thinking about gambling (my last win, my last loss or or when I can gamble next).
- I gamble to forget about my problems or feel better for a while.
- When I lose, I keep playing because I think I will win it all back.
- I have lied about my gambling to hide it from people close to me.
- I have lost or risked my job, relationship or study opportunity because of gambling.
- I have borrowed money to help me with a desperate financial situation caused by gambling.
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these statements, you may have a gambling problem.
If you answered ‘yes’ to more than four statements, you may have a significant gambling problem and should seek help sooner rather than later.
Contact our service so we can help you regain control of your life.
The Lie/Bet Questionnaire consist of only 2 questions. If you answer yes to either of them we suggest you seek some help and call 8204 4779 to make a booking.
- Have you ever had to lie to someone important to you about how much you gambled?
- Have you ever felt the need to bet more and more money?
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The Statewide Gambling Therapy Service is provided by the Southern Adelaide Local Network, and is funded through SA Health
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