Making a decision

Ready to change?

Making a decision to change can be both exciting and scary. When gambling has become an important part of your life, it can be difficult to make a change. It is possible!

Reduce, stop or not?

Many people find that it helps to list the possible impact of a decision before making a change. In a moment you will be building a chart to help you make a decision about gambling.  Here are a few things to think about before you proceed.

  1. Where and when do you usually gamble?
  2. What other people are likely to be present when you gamble? How do they act?
  3. How do you feel before and after gambling?
  4. What are you thinking about right before gambling?
  5. How much do you plan to spend when going gambling? How much do you actually spend?
  6. While gambling, what do you tell yourself? (For example, "Just one more spin," or "I'll stop when I double my money.")