Do You Have Gambling Problems?

Do you feel like you have gambling problems? Or are you confident that your gambling is under control and it’s an enjoyable, relaxing hobby? It can be difficult to admit to gambling problems, or any form of addiction or compulsive behaviour, while knowing it is hugely damaging to you, your partner and friends.Take a moment to answer some of these questions.1) How much time do you spend thinking about gambling – when not actually doing it?
2) Have you tried to limit your gambling – and failed?
3) If you are going through a bad spell do you chase your losses, or accept today is not your day?
4) Do you react in a confrontational manner if people have suggested you have gambling problems?If you see any common patterns in your answers to these questions, then the chances are gambling has taken a fiercer hold of you than you realise. My experiences are that addictions, in whatever form, take a subtle grip and it often requires you to step back and look at your behaviour, or perhaps meet someone new with a fresh pair of eyes who is not used to your habits. An outside person can be very honest in telling you if you have apparent gambling problems or addictive behaviour.If you do have the courage to admit you need some form of outside help to deal with your gambling then you do have options. However, there is no proven medication that can tackle your problem – at least according to the United States government.You can try working with groups, or self help is also starting to show results according to the US Department of Health. Whatever you try, there are success stories out there.