Farm Guide VIC : 2014-15
91 SupportServices Thinking about the last 12 months: • Have you bet more than you could really afford to lose? • Have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement? • Have you gone back on another day to try to win back money you have lost? • Have you borrowed money or sold anything to gamble? • Have you felt you might have a problem with gambling? • Have people criticised your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, whether or not you thought it was true? • Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble? • Has your gambling caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety? • Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household? What does your score mean? 0 You experience no issues with gambling. However, keep an eye on your gambling so it does not become a problem in the future. 1-2 A low risk gambler – you experience few, if any issues with gambling. However keep an eye on your gambling so it does not become a problem in the future. 3-7 A moderate-risk-gambler – you experience some issues with gambling. Now is the time to take practical steps to ensure your gambling remains under control. Visit gamblershelp.com.au for more information. 8+ A high risk gambler – there are many ways to get help. Find the support that’s right for you at gamblershelp.com.au. For immediate help, call 1800 858 858 or visit gamblinghelponline.org.au. It’s free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Score Scoring For each question there are four possible responses. Never (score: 0) Sometimes (score: 1) Most of the time (score: 2) Almost always (score: 3) TOTAL SCORE Is your gambling becoming a problem?