Complete this short Gambling Questionnaire
Review the following list and note traits that pertain to you:
- Are you preoccupied with gambling (e.g., preoccupied with reliving past gambling experiences, handicapping or planning the next venture or thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble?
- Do you need to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement?
- Have you had repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back or stop gambling?
- Are you restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling?
- Is gambling a way of escaping from problems or of relieving an unpleasant mode (such as feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety, or depression)?
- After losing money, do you often return another day to get even (called "chasing" ones losses)?
- Do you lie to family members or others to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling?
- Have you committed illegal acts such as forgery, fraud or theft to finance gambling?
- Has gambling jeopardized or caused you to lose a significant relationship, job or educational or career opportunity?
- Have you ever relied on others to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling?
What does my score mean?
1 or more: If you checked one or more of the items above, you may want to consider seeing one of the staff members at the Counseling Center. Your gambling may be harming you.
5-10: If you checked five of the items, you are at significant risk of being a pathological gambler.
What does the Counseling Center offer?
The Counseling Center at The University of Akron offers complete psychological services. The Center is part of Student Affairs and is located on Buchtel Avenue (Rooms 306 and 304) near the center of campus.
How can I get more information about gambling?
Check these Web sites: