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Information for Families

This section is for people who are worried that someone close to them has a gambling problem. If you have problems with gambling yourself, please see the Self-Help Tools section of this website or the print resource Problem Gambling: The Issues, the Options.

Someone important to you may gamble in a way that concerns you. Perhaps a family member’s gambling is causing money and family problems. This may make you feel angry and confused.

Most families faced with problem gambling want to know how they can regain control of their lives.

We hope this section will help you:

  • understand how gambling may affect your family;
  • find ways to get your family life back in order;
  • deal with money issues;
  • learn how counselling can help you and your family;
  • and find resources that have helped other families.

Your life may feel out of control right now. Gambling may be causing serious money and family difficulties. But with help, your family can deal with and get over problems due to gambling. Specially trained counsellors have helped thousands of people stop or control their gambling. People with gambling problems do recover, and their families do heal. Your family can be one of them.



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