you or someone you know:
losses - gambling in an attempt to make
as a means to cope - to escape worries,
frustrations or disappointments;
personal needs, such as food, utilities or
the ability to meet living expenses previously
from friends and family;
gambling as a primary form of recreation
decreasing financial reserves;
no effort to develop new friendships/interests
after moving to a new or different residence;
from depression or a decline in health with
no apparent reason.
yourself on the warning signs of compulsive gambling
so you don't fall victim to family and friends
who have developed an addiction.
you suspect someone you love has developed a gambling
problem, follow these guidelines:
that giving or loaning them money for any reason
enables their addiction;
2. Let them face the consequences of their
destructive behavior and seek help for yourself;
3. Free counseling is available to Missouri
residents who have a gambling problem or are
the loved one of a problem gambler.
you believe you or someone you love has a gambling
problem, free help is available:
treatment for Missouri residents
exclusion programs available at many
responsible. If you sponsor group trips to gambling
locations or have charity fundraisers involving
gambling activities, educate your group.