How to tell if someone has a gambling addiction

How to tell if someone has a gambling addiction


were screened for a gambling addiction last year.. That’s compared to 26 thousand in 2014… The state has increased funding to help provide more treatment.. First News reporter Christina Mullen met with a local counselor finding out how to tell if someone has a problem — She’s LIVE in the studio with that story new this morning.. People who struggle with a gambling addiction have something that is triggering the problem… It could be financial — emotional or relationship turmoil… [A14]8AM GAMBLING MONITOR-VO Stephanie Geer is a gambling counselor at Merdian Helathcare in Youngstown .. She says she’s seen more clients coming in saying they have a problem when it comes to gambling.. Often times — it’s family members who get the person to seek help. Geer says to tell if someone has a problem — they will exaggerate their wins, but minimize their losses… They will ask to borrow money to feed their addiction. And if they can’t gamble they will become restless or irritable. [A15]8AM GAMBLING MONITOR-LVOUT Now if you think you’ve seen these actions in someone you know.. Geer says there’s a certain way you should approach the person.. I’ll explain that in 30 minutes…

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