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The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline

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Are you concerned that you or someone you know may have a gambling problem? Taking this quiz can alert you to some of the warning signs. Plus, we'll give you some free resources for help, if you need it.

  1. Have you ever lost time from work or school due to gambling?
  1. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
  1. Has gambling affected your reputation?
  1. Do you ever feel remorse after gambling?
  1. Have you ever gambled to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
  1. Has gambling caused a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
  1. After losing, do you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
  1. After a win do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
  1. Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
  1. Have you ever borrowed to finance your gambling?
  1. Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling?
  1. Are you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?
  1. Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of your family?
  1. Do you gamble longer than you plan to?
  1. Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness?
  1. Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance your gambling?
  1. Does gambling cause you to have difficulty sleeping?
  1. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
  1. Do you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
  1. Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?

Most compulsive gamblers will answer yes to at least seven of these questions.

Do you need help with a gambling problem? You can find it here.