Problem gambling is any gambling behavior, which causes disruptions in any major area of life; psychological, physical, social or vocational. The good news is that once identified, problem gambling can be successfully treated.
The National Council on Problem Gambling lists the following as signs of problem gambling behavior:
If you are concerned that you or someone you know may have a gambling problem, please call the confidential 24-hour, toll-free Problem Gambling Helpline. Experienced counselors are on hand to answer your questions and provide helpful information on available treatment programs and support resources in your area.
Information is available through the National Council on Problem Gambling website www.ncpgambling.org
24-Hour Problem Gamblers Helpline 1.800.522.4700