Play the Powerball yesterday? What about Spades or Poker? Betting on College ball games or joined a pool? Plan to win back the money you lost yesterday?
If you've noticed that...
- you or a friend is preoccupied with gambling
- increasing amounts of money are needed for excitement
- efforts to control or cut back are unsuccessful
- feel restless or irritable when attempting to cut back or quit
- attempts to conceal involvement consists of lying to family members or friends
- after losing money, return the next day "to get even"
- gambling is a way of escaping dysphoric mood
- committed illegal acts (forgery, fraud, theft, embezzlement) to finance gambling
- relies on others to provide money to relieve a desparate financial situation
- lost a job, relationship or quit school because of gambling
For most people, gambling is a social or recreational activity, something that is fun and adds more zest to life. But for others, gambling causes problems and in some instances, becomes uncontrolled and is no longer a choice. Some studies suggest that at least 5 out of every 100 college students have reached that point.
...Sound like you? If this is a concern, why don't you visit our office, Room 207, Schleman Hall, or give us a call at 494-1254.
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