Recognise A Problem

How do you know if you have a gambling problem?

Does your gambling cause a problem for you or others around you?

Possible Signs of Problem Gambling

Answering yes to some of these questions does not necessarily make you a problem gambler but may indicate a problem.

  • Do you sometimes spend more money and time on gambling than you can afford to?
  • Do you find it hard to stop or manage your gambling?
  • Do you have arguments with family or friends about money and gambling?
  • Do you always think or talk about gambling?
  • Do you lie about gambling or hide it from other people?
  • Do you chase losses or gamble to get out of financial trouble?
  • Do you gamble until all of your money is gone?
  • Do you borrow money, sell possessions or do not pay bills in order to pay for gambling?
  • Do you need to gamble with larger amounts of money or for a longer time to get the same feeling of excitement or buzz?
  • Do you neglect work, school, family, personal needs or household responsibilities because of gambling?
  • Do you feel anxious, worried, guilty, depressed or irritable because of gambling?
  • Do you consider or have considered and illegal act to finance your gambling?
  • Do you gamble to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness?
  • Do you have difficulty sleeping because of gambling?

For a confidential, free discussion with a counsellor on any of the questions listed above, call 1800 753 753 between 9am and 5pm Mon - Fri.

About The IRGB

The IRGB provides an industry funded resource in the Republic of Ireland to deliver a gateway to education of responsible gambling, increasing awareness and treatment of problem gambling. This initiative acts as a hub for industry funding of research, education and treatment. It also delivers GambleAware in Ireland to provide advice, education, awareness and support for gamblers, their families and any gambling related problems.

The IRGB has a simple underlying principle governing our direction:

 

To ensure that those who need assistance, support and treatment for problem gambling issues can get the help they need.

 


For further information contact: IRGB, 16/17, South Terrace, Cork, Ireland.
E: info@gambleaware.ie