People with a gambling problem often start gambling as a way to escape feelings of loneliness. They see venues such as casinos or pubs as a way to meet new people and socialise, and this can be an attractive option for those struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation.Feelings of loneliness may also aid in … Continue reading Loneliness and Gambling
It is estimated that there are between 80,000 and 160,000 Australians with a significant gambling problem, equating to 0.5 to 1.0 per cent of Australian adults. This is a large number but the larger number is hidden behind these figures. For every person who has a problem gambling, there are their spouses, children, parents, and/or … Continue reading Helping a family member
People with a gambling problem are probably very aware of the impact it is having on their own lives – not having money, the feeling of loss of control, to name but a few. The area that is sometimes less obvious is the impact on people around the problem gambler. For parents it can be … Continue reading Gambling and relationships
Many people who experience a problem with poker machines will at some stage ask themselves the question ‘Why me?’. Why do I have this problem and not someone else? It is an important question and so let’s have a look at a couple reasons that might be at play. Before we do this, allow me … Continue reading Why me?
Well it's that time of year again. The time when people make all sorts of commitments about what they want to change in the New Year. Some people want to lose a few kilos, some want to give up smoking and for others, they would like to have a life free from gambling. We all … Continue reading What will your New Year’s resolution be?