Addictions can be difficult no matter what the substance or activity. If you are wondering whether or not you have a gambling problem, chances are that you probably do. But what signs would show that you may be on your way to some serious trouble? While every person is different when it comes to gambling some of the signs are going to be the same.
Are you spending more money that you have? This means the money that you have right now in the casino. If you are asking friends to borrow money to gamble with all of the time, you may have an issue. If you are out of money at home and continually look for ways to get or borrow money, it may be time to speak with someone about what is going on. In severe cases you may be gambling away the money that you need for food, shelter, and other living expenses.
How much time are you spending at the casino? For some, gambling and playing the slot machines is a hobby that they regularly participate in so it does not necessarily mean that you have a problem. On the other hand, if you are spending more time at the casino that you do with family and friends, something is off. If you are missing important events because you are at the casino or planing to go to the casino, your priorities may be out of line.
If you are spending more time and money than you have at the casino there is a pretty good chance that you are headed down a path that is going to cause you and other people that care about you a lot of grief. As soon as you get the fear that gambling has overtaken you, talk to someone that you trust. With their assistance you can start to make a change.