Gambling Awareness Month… Gambling problems and other issues usually go hand in hand.
Most likely if someone has a gambling problem/addiction they will have other issues also. These individuals are more likely to smoke, be overweight, consume excessive amounts of caffeine, have more trips to the hospital emergency room, have mental health problems including anxiety, depression and impulsive control disorder or substance abuse disorder. Individuals with a gambling problem also have high rates of suicidal ideation. It’s important to get help and help is available call: PA Gambling Helpline: 1-877-565-2112