Most people gamble at some point in their lives, whether it's putting a bet on a horse or buying a lottery ticket. However for some, gambling can become a serious addiction affecting their health and their family & professional lives.
People with a gambling addiction will often get in to serious debt and borrowing more money to pay for it only makes matters worse.
If you think your gambling or the gambling of someone else is getting out of control, it's time to get help from the following support services:
Betknowmore are a gambling support service, with a mission to provide support and education services to address problematic issues caused by gambling. Call free on 0800 066 4827 or visit them online for more information.
BeGambleAware provides advice and access to free, confidential help by phone (0808 8020 133) or online.
Gamblers Anonymous arrange meetings every Tuesday from 19:00 to 21:00 at The Wellness Centre, 45 Montrose Avenue, Intake, Doncaster, DN2 6PL.
Compulsive gamblers sit together to help each other through their difficulties. There is also a separate meeting specifically for friends and families of compulsive gamblers.
Gamcare's National Gambling Helpline provides confidential information, advice and support for anyone impacted by problem gambling.
Call free on 0808 8020 133
krysallis work in partnership with GamCare to provide free, confidential, specialist, 1 to 1 and group support in Doncaster and the surrounding areas.
Any individual from the age of 16 that has been adversely affected by their own or someone else’s gambling or is at risk of developing a problem with gambling can access support. For further information or to access support, visit, call or email;
www.krysallis.org.uk, 01423 857939, email@example.com
UK SMART Recovery help people recover from addictive behaviour to lead meaningful and satisfying lives. They run a network of self help meetings and also partner with care professionals. Visit their website for more information.
If you are finding online gambling a problem, you can register with GamStop to stop you being able to gamble using the internet or apps.