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Problem gambling affects everyone in the gambler's life. This addiction takes over their life, and creates devastating emotional and financial fallout for loved ones.

Get Help

Loved ones of problem gamblers often feel frustrated, angry, sad, ashamed and isolated.

You can get free, confidential services, even if your loved one isn't ready or willing to get help.

Oregon Problem Gambling Resource | 1-877-MY-LIMIT (877-695-4648) 

You May Need Help If:

  • Thoughts of gambling disrupt your routine
  • You rely on others to help you with financial problems caused by gambling
  • It takes more money to feel the same excitement 
  • It becomes hard to manage, even if you want to stop 
  • You gamble to escape problems or difficult emotions
  • You regularly gamble to earn back money you've lost 
  • You lie to friends and family
  • It causes issues at work, school or at home
  • You steal or borrow money to keep gambling

Protect Yourself and Family

To help a problem gambler, you must also help yourself. This means protecting yourself and family as much as possible from the negative consequences of problem gambling. The more you do this, the easier it is to bring positive change.

  • Keep track of all money that is spent and owed.
  • Safeguard your bank accounts and other assets. If possible, only give them access to money for daily necessities until things improve.
  • Don't rescue the gambler by paying off debts. This will only enable them to continue their behavior.
  • Seek professional help for financial advice, counseling and support.