Gambling is a problem if someone spends more time or money than they can afford to, or it is having a negative impact on their relationships.
Help is available
If gambling is affecting your health or finances, or negatively impacting on your relationships it's time to seek help.
In some states and territories Relationships Australia has specialist gambling support programs providing:
- face-to-face counselling services for people with a gambling problem or their partners and family
- assistance to overcome a gambling problem, review gambling behaviour and the factors which trigger the habit
- support to minimise the harm resulting from gambling and strategies to avoid relapse into uncontrolled gambling behaviour
- financial counselling to address debts, cope with creditors and reorganise financial affairs.
Contact the Relationships Australia office nearest you to speak to a counsellor or to book a counselling appointment.
Telephone Counselling and Online Gambling Support
Visit Gamblers Help Online or ring the Gambling Help Line for a free 24-hour anonymous counselling referral service: 1800 858 858; TTY 1800 777 706
Information Pack for people seeking help on Problem Gambling (pdf) - provided by Relationships Australia (South Australia).