We have to admit, gambling can become an addiction if not managed properly. Though many gamblers play for fun both online and in actual casinos, the fact remains that there are members of the population who find themselves unable to control this hobby. In most countries around the world, there seems to be that certain stigma attached to gambling, mainly because of this fact. The label normally arises from the more conservative part of the society. Yet it doesn’t have to be that way. Gamblers Anonymous has released an evaluative questionnaire to help people analyze whether they have a gambling problem or not. Why not check it out for yourself below?
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 your last dollar 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 or trouble?
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?
If you have answered yes to at least 7 questions, you may want to seek some help as most compulsive gamblers do so.