A Self Assessment For Problem Gambling*
Read these statements and answer honestly to yourself. If you agree with any of the statements, you may be developing a gambling problem. If you agree with 4 or more statements, gambling is adversely affecting your life.
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Sometimes I've felt depressed or anxious after a session of gambling.
Sometimes I've felt guilty about the way I gamble.
When I think about it, gambling has sometimes caused me problems.
Sometimes I've found it better not to tell others, especially my family, about the amount of time or money I spend gambling.
I often find that when I stop gambling, I've run out of money.
Often I get the urge to return to gambling to win back losses from a past session.
I have received criticism about my gambling in the past.
I've tried to win money to pay debts.
* the questions in this self-assessment are from the Eight Gambling Screen - Early Intervention Health Test, by Sean Sullivan