How much gambling is too much?

This is a question that comes up a lot when talking about problem gambling. It’s something counsellors are asked when people are trying to work out if someone they care about has a gambling problem and if they should intervene, and something people ask themselves if they’re starting to think gambling isn’t so much fun … Continue reading How much gambling is too much?

How to take a pass on gambling urges and triggers

Triggers that fire off a gambling urge and what to do when the urge strikes. If you know the triggers that set you off on spending more time or money gambling than you want to, you can take action to avoid them and put in place an action plan so you can go into damage … Continue reading How to take a pass on gambling urges and triggers

Gambling problems don’t just happen

Are any of these things happening to you? Gambling problems don’t usually just happen, often they build up overtime as gambling behaviour changes from social gambling to regular gambling and then compulsive or problem gambling. It’s often called the continuum of gambling, behaviours change becoming more intense with people usually gambling more often and for … Continue reading Gambling problems don’t just happen

Why Can’t I Just Stop Gambling?

How did this happen? I can’t believe the sh*t I’m in If I stop now, I’ll be a total loser. There’s no way I can pay back all the money I owe. If I had the money to invest, I’m sure my luck would change. I just need one more win. Even when I win, … Continue reading Why Can’t I Just Stop Gambling?

What Is Gambling Counselling?

Counselling is a place to talk about how gambling has changed your life – the good and the bad. It’s safe and private, and you won’t be judged. Counselling is free to anyone affected by problem gambling, not just the person who gambles, but partners, family, friends, children. In most areas, you’’ll find at least … Continue reading What Is Gambling Counselling?