The Scenario
Have your counselors or anyone in your recovery programs ever talked with you about the risks of gambling ?
Sam Savings Sam

Savings Sam
No, never. It was my wife who told me that gambling would get me into trouble if I continued to go to the sports bar. At AA meetings they sell raffle tickets for recovery materials, that’s kind of strange when you think about it, that they think it’s OK to gamble.
Bonnie Balanced Bonnie

Balanced Bonnie
No, I was lucky enough to recognize that I was getting high just on the excitement of going to the casino. It was a bit scary to think the feelings are so similar.
Ian Impulsive Ian

Impulsive Ian
My counselor is telling me I need to get my money management under control, but hasn’t told me that my gambling is a problem.

 

Part I

If you chose to gamble as part of your recovery, it is important to think about how to keep this activity low risk.

First, you can very think about and list your own personal guidelines for low risk gambling.

Second, you can list your personal warning signs – for example:

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