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Are You a Compulsive Gambler?

Compulsive gambling or gambling addiction is a persistent impulse to keep gambling in spite of the obvious consequences. You know it’s damaging your life and hurting the ones you love, but you just can’t quit.

Gambling is a major stumbling block in your life. Your dangerous habit has landed you in huge debt but you’re still wondering if you deserve the title of ‘compulsive gambler’. Let’s simplify it for you. There are various symptoms to help identify compulsive bloggers:

  • Thinking about gambling for the better part of the day.
  • Lying about gambling and hiding the habit from loved ones.
  • Borrowing money just to gamble it away.
  • Not paying the bills and gambling the money away instead.
  • Stealing or engaging in other illegal acts to support your gambling.
  • Feeling depressed or anxious after gambling but still can’t stop.
  • Being generally unhappy.
  • Having constant mood swings, being short-tempered and irritable.
  • Physical signs such as exhaustion due to spending long hours gambling, insomnia, among others.

If most or all of these signs sound like you, then you could be a compulsive gambler.

We are here to Help

Gamblers Anonymous understands your gambling problem. We know you are here because you want to get your life back together, you understand it’s high time you got some real help. We provide the resources you need to help get your life on track.

Gamblers Anonymous is a communion of persons dedicated to solving their gambling problem and helping other compulsive gamblers overcome theirs too.

Our meetings, website, and helpline are managed by Gamblers Anonymous members. We believe only a compulsive gambler would truly understand another compulsive gambler – the mental and emotional strain, devastating financial state, and the damage it causes to family and social life.

Gamblers Anonymous 24 Hour Helpline

We understand you are here because you want to solve your gambling addiction. Not to worry, you’re at the right place. It’s easy as ABC to start getting help with Gamblers Anonymous. Get in touch with us now and we’ll help you get started on repairing your life.

We operate a 24 hour helpline, so call us anytime. Our helpline is a volunteer service manned by Gamblers Anonymous members who know exactly what you are going through. When you call, our operator will offer to have a Gamblers Anonymous member contact you or take you to a local meeting.

Are Conversations Recorded?

Absolutely not. Any conversations you may have with us are strictly confidential and are not recorded. You don’t have to tell us who are or give us details that may give away your identity.

I’m Not Ready to Call Just Yet

That’s fine. You may use our online live chat platform to ask any questions you may have about compulsive gambling, our recovery programme, locations of meetings, or any other enquiries you’d like to make. The live chat, just like the helpline, is manned by compulsive gamblers like you who would be eager to discuss any issues with you.