When gambling becomes a problem, its impact is far-reaching. In addition to lost finances, a person’s relationships, career, and health are likely to suffer. Gambling disorder is defined by an inability to stop gambling, despite ongoing problems caused by the behavior.
The Gambling Disorder Info Sheet answers the question: “What is gambling disorder?” This handout defines gambling disorder, lists warning signs and related problems, and gives a brief summary of treatment options.
Use this worksheet to introduce clients and their families to the topic of gambling disorder. Psychoeducation can help to normalize the problems associated with gambling disorder, and highlight the importance of treatment.