Many people enjoy gambling, whether it's betting on a horse or playing poker on the Internet. Most people who gamble don't have a problem, but some lose control of their gambling. Signs of problem gambling include
- Always thinking about gambling
- Lying about gambling
- Spending work or family time gambling
- Feeling bad after you gamble, but not quitting
- Gambling with money you need for other things
If you have concerns about your gambling, ask for help. Your health care provider can work with you to find the treatment that's best for you.
NIH: National Institutes of Health
- Compulsive Gambling (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
- When the Stakes Turn Toxic: Learn about Problem Gambling (National Institutes of Health)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Gambling (National Institutes of Health)
Journal ArticlesReferences and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Contribution of Positivity Ratio and Self-Control to Reduced Gambling Severity...
- Article: Unhealthy product sponsorship of Australian national and state sports organisations.
- Article: Patterns and trends in gambling participation in the Quebec population...
- Compulsive Gambling -- see more articles