A tool has been developed in Canada to measure whether you are suffering ‘gambling related harm’. The tool, the Canadian Problem Gambling Index, can also highlight areas to be concerned about.
Answer the nine questions below with Never, Sometimes, Most of the time, or Almost always to the questions.
In the last 12 months how often have you: (*will be shown as a table)
0 = Never, 1 = Sometimes, 2 = Most of the time, 3 = Almost always
Scores for the nine items are summed, and the results are interpreted as follows:
0 = Non-problem gambling.
1-2 = Low level of problems with few or no identified negative consequences.
3-7 = Moderate level of problems leading to some negative consequences.
8 or more = Problem gambling with negative consequences and a possible loss of control.
If gambling has become a problem, you are not alone. You can call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 to speak with a counsellor. Or check out these self-help resources HERE
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