Younger Adult Gamblers
SOME WARNING SIGNS OF YOUNGER ADULT PROBLEM GAMBLING
Problem gambling creates serious issues for younger adult gamblers (ages 18-34) and their families.
It may interfere with relationships, school or work, and include diversion of funds intended for other uses.
The gambler may incur debts of substantial amounts to continue the activity.
Behaviors that may indicate the existence of a gambling addiction may include:
Increased interest in sporting event outcomes, fantasy leagues, online gaming
Increased interest or participation in card games like Texas Hold'Em
Loss of interest in hobbies and/or extracurricular activities
Sudden, unexplained or exaggerated need for money
Borrowing money from family members and friends
Unexplained appearance of extravagant goods or possessions
Problems at work; secrecy and/or lying about whereabouts
Isolation and withdrawal from family and friends
Increased irritability, hostility or defensiveness
Creditors or collectors calling daily
Valuables missing from the home
Non-payment of rent/mortgage, utilities, car payments
Physical evidence: betting slips, IOUs, lottery or scratch tickets
If you suspect that your loved one has a gambling problem,