While gambling in moderation is seen by many as a socially acceptable activity, it can easily become a life-altering addiction. Problem gambling is a disorder with specific warning signs. Knowing those signs can help you recognize if you or a loved one are starting to develop a problem.
Signs of problem gambling can include:
- Needs to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement
- Is restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling
- Has made repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gambling
- Is often preoccupied with gambling (e.g., having persistent thoughts of reliving past gambling experiences, handicapping or planning the next venture, thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble)
- Often gambles when feeling distressed (e.g., helpless, guilty, anxious, depressed)
- After losing money gambling, often returns another day to get even (“chasing” one’s losses).
- Lies to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling
- Has jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, or educational or career opportunity because of gambling
- Relies on others to provide money to relieve desperate financial situations caused by gambling
If you recognize any of these signs in yourself or a loved one and want to get help, book an appointment.
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- To provide intensive and long-term support to help our consumers make progress toward their goals.
- Develop trust and establish transparent communication with all our consumers.
- Provide comprehensive case management services that adhere to CARF and our Local Management Entity(s).
- Maintain our consumers’ confidentiality.
- Utilize a human-centered approach throughout the treatment process.
- Create an environment that encourages diversity and inclusionary practices.
- Provide services with empathy, compassion, and attentiveness.
- To support each consumer’s freedom of choice in the delivery of care and service coordination.