1.2.7 Gambling

Topic Progress:
  1. Do you have an Inability to consistently abstain from gambling? Have you ultimately been unable to stop (or stay stopped) despite the harm it causes?
  1. Do you experience impaired behavioral control around gambling?

a)Do you tell yourself you can stop gambling any time you want to, even though you keep betting/gambling when you don’t mean to?

b) Have you ever committed a crime, or thought about committing a crime in order to finance gambling?

  1. Did you ever gamble to get money to pay off debts?
  1. Do you experience cravings to gamble? For example;
  1. Do you obsess about gambling when you can’t do it?
  1. Do you feel the intense need after losing to return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
  1. Do you have unmanageable feelings (restless, irritable or discontented) when attempting to cut down or stop gambling?
  1. Have you ever tried to control the amount of time you spend gambling?
  1. Have you ever substituted one form of gambling for another in an attempt to minimize the harm it’s doing to you?
  1. Have you increased the variety (novelty), frequency or risk of your gambling activities just to get the same ‘high’?
  1. a) Has your gambling caused problems in your relationships?
  1. Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?
  1. Has compulsive gambling affected your work performance?
  1. a) Do you have any health problems related to your gambling behavior (including mental health problems or emotional disorders like depression)?
  1. Do you lose sleep due to late night gambling sessions?
  1. a) Do you have legal or financial problems due to your gambling?

b) Have you often gambled until all of your financial resources are gone?

  1. Have you ever borrowed money, sold anything, or given anything as collateral in order to finance your gambling?
  1. a) Does your gambling fill you with fear and self-loathing?
  1. Have you ever felt suicidal or made a suicide plan as a result of your gambling?
  1. a) Do you ‘hide’ your gambling from those close to you?
  1. Do you have to hide how much money you’ve lost gambling?
  1. Do you become angry and irate if your gambling is stopped, delayed or interfered with?
  1. a) Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, loneliness, grief or loss?
  1. Do you gamble for relief when life isn’t going well for you?
  1. Do you ever gamble in a celebratory way, or as a reward for achieving something?