Is your gambling causing problems for you or others around you? The following signs may indicate a problem:
It can be difficult to know if someone has a problem with gambling. Initially we may not want to believe that someone we know or love has a problem with gambling. It can also be difficult to detect a gambling problem, because many people who gamble do not show their feelings and may lie or get angry if questioned about their behaviour.
People sometimes say they feel that they should have noticed sooner, but remember the person gambling may have gone to great lengths to hide it from you.
Once you have noticed there are many ways we can help you and the person gambling. Whether or not you think any of these points apply to you, if you think you, or someone close to you may have a gambling problem, and you would like help and support, visit our Confidential Help page or contact the National Gambling Helpline on freephone 0808 8020 133.