Gambling support

Gambling can be fun and relaxing activity. However, it can cause very strong financial and social life problems. Read this list of signs that you could be a problem gambler:

Mental signs:

  • Swings of mood. Addicted people can feel strongly irritated when their friends and relatives trying to highlight the problem.
  • Depression or reasonless feel of intense sadness. Such feelings would become even more severe if you are not gambling for a while.

Social signs:

  • "Hiding" your addiction. Problem gamblers would not tell their loved ones about their hobby. Even when asked directly, they would try to omit to answer the question.
  • Dishonest behavior. Taking family money (for food, rend, or even child education earnings), arguing about "not being addicted".
  • You are unable to stop yourself from gambling both via time and financial boundaries.

If you have some of these signs, don't be afraid to ask for help from your family, friends, or social organizations. There are plenty of naming which act on the basis of anonymous free help.

Ireland based gambling help organisations

  • Gambler’s Anonymous  (GA) – free Recovery Programme which hold anonymous meetings for those who desire to stop gambling.
    Helpline phones:

  • Dunlewey Addiction Service – has been providing specialist services to those experiencing addiction issues ever since 1987 , when it was founded.
    Helpline phones:

    • 1 800 936 725 (ROI)
    • 0 8000 886 725 (NI)
  • Samaritans – any cases Volunteer helpline
    Helpline phones:

    • 116 123 (free calls)
    • 0 8000 886 725 (NI)
  • Rutland centre – largest and most respected private addiction rehabilitation centre in Ireland.
    Helpline phones:

International gambling help organisations

  • Gambleaware – National Gambling Helpline which is providing 24/7 support over the phone and on live chat.
    Helpline phones:

    • 0 808 8020 133
  • GamCare – leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.
    Helpline phones:

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