Erik Bohlin, M.A.

New Hope Counseling

430 91st AVE NE, STE 8

Lake Stevens, WA 98258


20 Questions from Gamblers Anonymous
  • Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?

  • Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?

  • Did gambling affect your reputation?

  • Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?

  • Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?

  • Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?

  • After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?

  • After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?

  • Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?

  • Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?

  • Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?

  • Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?

  • Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself and your family?

  • Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?

  • Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?

  • Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?

  • Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

  • Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?

  • Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?

  • Have you ever considered self-destruction as a result of your gambling?


A "yes" answer to at least seven of the above questions my indicate a compulsive gambler.

Link to Gamblers Anonymous





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