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Screening Tools for Students
Gamblers Anonymous list of ten questions for teenage gamblers.
1. Have you ever stayed away from school or work to gamble?
2. Is gambling making your home life unhappy?
3. Is gambling affecting your reputation?
4. Do you gamble until your last dollar is gone, even your bus fare home?
5. Have you lied, stolen, or borrowed just to get money to gamble?
6. Are you reluctant to spend “gambling money” on normal things?
7. After losing, do you feel you must return as soon as possible to win back your losses?
8. Is gambling more important than school or your job?
9. Does gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
10. Have you ever thought of suicide as a way of solving your problems?
If you answer yes to three or more you may have a gambling problem.
Vermont Council on Problem
Gambling produces an informative and educational monthly newsletter.
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.
Vermont Council on Problem Gambling P.O. Box 62
Bellows Falls, VT 05101