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Concerned about someone else

Worried about someone else's gambling habits? You're not alone. We're here to listen, support, and provide information and advice based on your personal situation, needs, and wishes.

Help someone to stop gambling

Maybe someone close to you gambles too much and wants help changing their situation. Support and help from relatives often make a big difference. A good place to start is to consider different options together and find something that suits you both. Feel free to contact us if you are looking for advice or support.

Talk to someone about their gambling

It is not unusual for someone with a gambling problem to not see that they have a problem. It is also common for them to convince themselves that they are in control of their gambling when they are not.

People with gambling problems often have feelings of guilt or shame about their gambling. By avoiding saying things that might come across as critical or result in confrontation, you can help the gambler lower their defences by keeping the conversation open. Stick to talking about your situation, and let the person know that the reason you're concerned is because you care. If you need help preparing yourself, or if you want to practice starting a conversation about your concerns, feel free to contact us.

Suspicion of gambling problems

Do you suspect that someone close to you has a gambling problem? Gambling problems can be hard to spot, and the signs can vary from person to person. There are many different signs that may indicate that a person has a gambling problem. The person might spend more time or money on gambling, seem absent or depressed, deprioritize things that were previously important, have financial problems, and so on.

It is important to remember that these signs may be signs of other problems as they are not necessarily specific to gambling. Feel free to contact us if you would like to talk about your concerns.

Make sure you're looking out for you too

If you care for someone who has a gambling problem, you may also be negatively affected in various ways. You may feel frustrated, worried, sad, angry, betrayed, or hurt. You may feel guilty or feel that you have had enough. You may also be affected in a purely practical way, such as financially. It may be challenging to dare to prioritize yourself, and in such situations, it can be easy to forget about your own needs. If you need to talk to someone about your needs or feelings, we are here to listen, confidentially and free of charge.

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Last updated: 5/31/2023

Published: 5/31/2023