Problem Gambling: Help is available

Shared from the Maine Council on Problem Gambling:

What is Problem Gambling?
Gambling is any activity where a person risks an item of value, such as money or property, on the outcome of an event which is determined mostly by chance. Gambling becomes a problem when it gets in the way of work, school or other activities, harms your mental or physical health, hurts you financially, damages your reputation, or causes problems with your family or friends.

There are many reasons why a gambling problem may develop. For example, some people develop problems when they try to win back money they have lost, or because they like to be “in the action.” Others have many life stresses that make gambling a welcome relief. Problem gambling is not just about losing money. Gambling problems can affect a person’s whole life.

For more information on Problem Gambling, click here.

If you or someone you know might have a problem with gambling, help is available. Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to find help in your area.

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