Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health and relationships, and leave you in serious debt.
If you have a problem with gambling and you'd like to stop, support and treatment is available.
For more information visit the NHS page - Help for problem gambling
Self-help tips for problem gamblers
- pay important bills, such as your mortgage, on payday before you gamble
- spend more time with family and friends who do not gamble
- deal with your debts rather than ignoring them - visit the National Debtline for tips
- view gambling as a way to make money - try to see it as entertainment instead
- bottle up your worries about your gambling - talk to someone
- take credit cards with you when you go gambling
For more self-help tips, see the Royal College of Psychiatrists website.