National Problem Gambling Awareness Month MARCH 2014! Click Here for Information

8th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling APRIL 10-11, 2014 Harrah's

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For The Family

You may be thinking, “Problem gambling - so what? That’s their problem, not mine!” The reality is, when someone has a problem with gambling, everyone in the family is affected.

It is important to be aware of this impact and to know there are resources available to help. Families need support and acceptance so they can learn about the problem, set appropriate boundaries, and begin to take healthy actions to deal with the effect on the family.

'Damage Done'

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When there’s a gambling problem in the family, everyone feels the pain – no matter how strong any one may be.

 

This 1 hour community awareness session addresses the impact of problem gambling on the family and identifies resources available to help.

At the core of the program is a dramatic film that explores how family members cope with the effects of a loved one’s gambling problem.

Contact the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling at 702-369-9740 to learn how you can obtain this program for use in your organization or agency.

This program is available free of charge* to Nevada schools, churches, and community agencies to promote family awareness.

*Support provided through the State of Nevada Revolving Account for the Prevention and Treatment of Problem Gambling.


ARE YOU LIVING WITH A PROBLEM GAMBLER?
  1. Do you find yourself constantly bothered by bill collectors?
  2. Is the person in question often away from home for long, unexplained periods of time?
  3. Does this person ever lose time from work due to gambling?
  4. Do you feel that this person cannot be trusted with money?
  5. Does the person in question faithfully promise that they will stop gambling; beg, plead for another chance, yet gamble again and again?
  6. Does this person ever gamble longer than they intended to, until the last dollar is gone?
  7. Does this person immediately return to gambling to try to recover losses, or to win more?
  8. Does this person ever gamble to get money to solve financial difficulties, or have unrealistic expectations that gambling will bring the family material comfort and wealth?
  9. Does this person borrow money to gamble with or to pay gambling debts?
  10. Has this person's reputation ever suffered due to gambling, even to the extent of committing illegal acts to finance gambling?
  11. Have you come to the point of hiding money needed for living expenses, knowing that you and the rest of the family may go without food and clothing if you do not?
  12. Do you search this person's clothing or go into their wallet when the opportunity presents itself, or otherwise check up on their activities?
  13. Do you hide this person’s money?
  14. Have you noticed a personality change in the gambler as their gambling progresses?
  15. Does the person in question consistently lie to cover-up or deny their gambling activities?
  16. Does this person use guilt as a method of shifting responsibilities for their gambling?
  17. Do you attempt to anticipate this person's moods to try to control their life?
  18. Does this person ever suffer from remorse or depression due to gambling, sometimes to the point of threatening self-destruction?
  19. Has gambling ever brought you to the point of threatening to break up the family unit?
  20. Do you feel that your life together is a nightmare?

Adapted from GAM -ANON

Contact the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling at 702-369-9740 to learn how you can obtain this program for use in your organization or agency.

*Support provided through the State of Nevada Revolving Account for the Prevention and Treatment of Problem Gambling.