The Scenario
Do you identify with being a high or low risk gambler?
Sam Savings Sam

Savings Sam
When I first got sober, my gambling was putting me in risky places (the sports bars). So now my gambling is limited to home or other places without alcohol so I won’t be tempted.
Bonnie Balanced Bonnie

Balanced Bonnie

I realized when gambling at the casino I feel the same high I did in my using days. So now I go with my new friends who do not use, and am very clear I only gamble a couple times a year.

Ian Impulsive Ian

Impulsive Ian
What’s wrong with risk?  Isn’t that what it’s all about, as long as I am not using?  It is better to spend money gambling on something I have a chance on winning rather than buying drugs!

 

Part I

The following are some characteristics that can indicate whether the gambling you are engaged in puts you at higher or lower risk for developing problems with gambling.

Low risk gambling:

High risk gambling:

Here are also some characteristics of high risk situations for gambling to get out of control:

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