Gambling Addiction

Problem or compulsive gambling can have devastating consequences on individuals and families, affecting all areas of life, including relationships, health, work and self-esteem.

If you think you need help or have identified someone that needs support, here are some offers that you might find useful.

 

General guidance to help with gambling addiction

Gambling takes many different forms, for example, betting on sports, card games (poker and blackjack) slot machines, National Lottery, Bingo and famous horse races such as the Grand National. According to the nhs.uk, there could be as many as 593,000 problem gamblers in Great Britain. Many people are unaware they have a gambling problem.

Problem or compulsive gambling can have devastating consequences on individuals and families, affecting all areas of life, including relationships, health, work and self-esteem. If you think you need help or have identified someone that needs support, here are some offers that you might find useful.

Problem gambling can negatively impact on all areas of life, including relationships, health, work and self-esteem. There is lots of help and advice available, not only for gamblers but also for their friends and family and information on help available is included below.

Further links and resources for gambling addiction

NHS Information on Gambling Addiction

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/gambling-addiction/

Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience with each other to solve common problems. Aids including a forum, a chat room, literature and a meeting finder (meetings take place every day of the week across England and Wales).

Helpline: 0330 094 0322
Website: 
www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

GamCare is a charity dedicated to helping problem gamblers and their families and friends;

GamCare operates the National Gambling Helpline (free and confidential), providing information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms (including gamblers as well as family and friends who are impacted). Advisers are available 24 hours a day on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or via web chat at www.gamcare.org.uk