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Warning Signs of Gambling Addiction

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Pathological gambling can strike any family at any time. Many times, friends and family may not be aware of the gambling problem until two or more of the following warning signs become evident.

  • Secrecy over money and finances
  • New desire to control household finances
  • Overdue or unpaid bills
  • Unexplained loans or cash advances
  • Lack of money, despite the same income and expenses
  • Unusual increase in credit card activity
  • Asking friends and family for money
  • Missing jewelry, cash or valuables
  • Dwindling savings or assets
  • Missing bank or credit card statements
  • Calls or letters from bill collectors
  • Unexplained cash, especially when there are unpaid bills

Source: PsychCentral.com

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