What are the Signs of Problem Gambling? Common Sources of Gambling--
Cards, betting on sports, casinos, horse racing, bingo, raffles, dice games, board games, games like Texas hold'em, and online betting.

Consequences of Problem Gambling--
Problems with family, work, school, friendships, jobs, money, debt, crime, anxiety, depression, or suicide.

Tips to avoid Problem Gambling--
Follow your moral teaching. If you believe it is sinful to gamble then it is better for you not to gamble. If you believe that it is not sinful to gamble, then only gamble for fun. Think of the money you lose as the cost of entertainment. Set a limit and stick to it. Accept losing as part of the game. Don't borrow money to gamble. Don't let gambling interfere with family, friends, school, or work. Don't gamble to win back losses. Don't use gambling as an escape from life or a way to cope with emotional or physical pain. If you are powerless to stopping gambling you may need a person to help hold you accountable to learn a lifestyle without gambling. An accountability partner(a.k.a sponsor) can help you with things such as regularly checking in and/or holding your money and credit cards until such time as you are not at risk for gambling.

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