About 93 percent of people gamble in any given year. Most of these people do not have any problem with their gambling; it is merely a form of entertainment. However about 5 percent of people do develop a problem. These people have a level of gambling that is causing harm to themselves and those around them. These problems can range from mild to severe. Anyone can have a problem with gambling.
The South Oaks Gambling Screen is a 20-item scale, which will help you to decide whether or not you have a problem with your gambling.
To calculate your score: count one point for each “yes” response.
0 = no problem
1-4 = mild to moderate problem
5-20 = significant problem
Adapted from South Oaks Gambling Screen, 1992, South Oaks Foundation.
Henry Lesieur and Sheila Blume.
Understanding more about your gambling:
Increasing your self-awareness
Thank you for completing the Problem Gambling Self-assessment (CHOICES).
Your responses for Question 2 indicate you may have a gambling problem.
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