Twenty Questions

Gamblers Anonymous offers the following questions to anyone who may have a gambling problem. These questions are provided to help the individual decide if he or she is a compulsive gambler and wants to stop gambling.

Answer Yes or No to the following questions:

Q1. Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?

Q2. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?

Q3. Did gambling affect your reputation?

Q4. Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?

Q5. Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?

Q6. Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?

Q7. After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?

Q8. After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?

Q9. Did you often gamble until all your money was gone?

Q10. Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?

Q11. Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?

Q12. Were you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?

Q13. Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?

Q14. Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?

Q15. Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom loneliness, grief or loss?

Q16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?

Q17. Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

Q18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?

Q19. Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?

Q20. Have you ever considered self destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?

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Western Washington Telephone Hotline:
The Western Washington Intergroup of Gamblers Anonymous operates a local telephone hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help anyone with a gambling problem or anyone interested in helping someone else with a gambling problem.  The number is:
(855) 222-5542
A member of Gamblers Anonymous will answer your call – someone who fully understands the problem of compulsive gambling. Please note that this is NOT a crisis hotline.
National Telephone Hotline (24/7 Toll-Free)
855-2CALLGA  /  (855) 222-5542
This number will give you information for the meetings in the area code of the phone being used.
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