for the signs and symptoms of problem gambling and for more Gambling Information from the State of Oregon
For most people betting a few dollars on the lottery each week or gambling at a local casino every so often is simply a recreational activity. They do not bet more than they can afford to lose and they do not suffer the devastating consequences faced by the problem gambler... and their families.
However some people can not control their gambling behavior and they run the risk of losing MUCH more that their money. Loss of a job or a home or other possessions... loss of self respect and the trust of those closest to you... and possibly loss of the love and support of family and friends... these are all at risk once the betting begins.
You can take this brief test to see if you may have or be at risk of developing a gambling problem. Or read about the symptoms associated with problem gambling to see if you or someone close to you has a problem.
If you feel you or a loved one might have a problem please contact us. Adapt is the contracted provider, working with the State of Oregon to provide treatment for problem gamblers in Douglas, Curry and Coos counties. What many people do not know is that there is also treatment and support groups available for family members whether the gambler is able or willing to access treatment or not.
Treatment is FREE... confidential... and it works. Call us at (541) 672-2691 if you are in Southern Oregon and would like to come in and speak to a counselor. For help elsewhere in Oregon call 1(800) 233-8479.