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Screening Tools for Parents

Kids can be Problem Gamblers too.
Young people represent a fast growing percentage of gambling problems.
Young people are participating in gambling.



How to recognize signs of a possible gambling problem in your child:

  1. Asks for more money than appears normal for the expense.
  2. Has been known to borrow or steal from others
  3. Has withdrawn from family and friends or has little in common with new friends.
  4. Plays hooky form school or drops out of once-favored sports or activities; sells prized possessions without explanation.
  5. Gets or makes phone calls secretively; frequently calls numbers unfamiliar to you.
  6. Displays unexplained wealth.
  7. Has anything that looks like betting material: odds sheets, racing forms or lottery tickets.
  8. Shows inordinate interest in the outcomes of sporting events.
  9. Uncharacteristically “forgets” appointments or dates.
  10. Parents who suspect a problem of any kind should never neglect to ask:

    “Want to tell me about your gambling?”


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Help for Families

Compulsive gamblers usually deny that they have a problem – both to themselves and others. We invite significant others to turn to us for guidance and support. We can offer suggestions on how to deal with problem gamblers: what to say, how to say it, and where to find helpful resources.

Click here to download the Gam-anon questionare (PDF).

Help for Communities

Our organization works with communities to combat gambling addiction and promote responsible gaming across Vermont.

We serve as a resource for all Vermonters on the problems of compulsive gambling. This includes providing training and screening tools to help social service agencies identify and treat gambling addiction.

read more here

Contact Us

Center for Addiction Recognition Treatment Education Recovery (CARTER)
56 Old Farm Road, Stowe, VT 05672

Office: 802-221-4939

Email: cartervermont@gmail.com

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