Problem gambling isn’t always easy to recognize. It may be easier to hide signs of gambling than other addictive behaviors. There are no dilated pupils, slurring of speech, or other physical signs. But you may begin to see some negative indicators: change in personality, increased credit card bills, money or valuables that mysteriously disappear, and lying about the amount of time and money being spent on gambling.
Download a resource guide from The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling to help you have a conversation about gambling with your family, partner, child or friend.
Does someone you love have a gambling problem? Our staff, who themselves have a loved one with a gambling problem and have been trained to help others, are here for you. Learn more.