Do You Think You Might Have A Gambling Problem?

Gambling problem? NeedEncouragement.comPlease contact us if you have questions or comments or want encouragement.

It is important to remember that a gambling problem, just like any addiction, does not make someone a “bad” person. It simply means they are struggling with an issue that requires help and support. I can relate to this struggle as I battled alcohol and drug addiction myself. However, through self-reflection and setting boundaries for myself, I was able to overcome those addictions.

If you have a gambling problem, it’s crucial to be cautious about the decisions you make regarding your behavior. Though gambling may seem harmless at first glance, it has the potential to cause significant problems if left unchecked. Seeking help from friends or professionals can aid in managing these impulses and ultimately lead towards recovery. Remember that there is hope; by humbling yourself before the Lord or seeking guidance from others, anyone can find strength in overcoming their struggles with addiction – no matter how great they may seem initially!  ~Bill Greguska 

Jeremiah 17:10  “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”



Inside The Brain Of A Gambling Addict!

Does Gambling Make You A Bad Person?

It’s important to remember that having a gambling problem doesn’t make you a bad person. It simply means that you’re struggling with an addiction, just like many others who struggle with alcohol, drugs, food or impulsive shopping. I can relate to this struggle firsthand – I too battled addictions in the past and made some tough decisions to set boundaries for myself.

When it comes to gambling, I knew the risks involved and chose not to indulge in it. But for those who do have a problem with gambling, it can quickly spiral out of control and wreak havoc on your life. However, there is hope and help available if you’re willing to seek it out. The Lord is always ready and waiting to lend his hand when we are humble enough to ask for his guidance and support through our struggles. So don’t give up hope – take one day at a time and keep striving towards recovery from your gambling problem!


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Do You Think You Have A Gambling Problem?

If a gambling problem controls you, please get help for it right away!

Got A Gambling Problem?

Developing a gambling problem could happen to anyone.  Could it be happening to you right now? I must be honest that I had an alcohol and drug problem growing up.  There are common threads between both alcohol/drug addiction and gambling! 

Gamblers Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous comprises men and women who have gathered to overcome gambling problems. Gamblers Anonymous offers local support groups, problem gambling literature, and other valuable resources. Use the Gamblers Anonymous Website to find a meeting in your area or learn more about problem gambling. Is there help available if you want it?~ Bill Greguska


I’m not going to go back to gambling; I mean, it’s as simple as that. ~ Pete Rose

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.     





The Gambling Casinos Magnify Gambling Problems!

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Since You Can Quit Anything With God’s Help For:

  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • 3 hours
  • 8 hours and longer

Then with God’s help, there is hope for you to quit ANY addiction or bad habit that has put you in chains.  Go for the goal of 24 hours, then two days, four days, seven days, etc. Do it One Day At A Time! I am not saying it will be easy, but God makes all things possible!

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How To Deal With A Serious Gambling Addiction?

Take The Gambling Quiz

Are you concerned that you or someone you know may have a gambling problem? Take this quick quiz below, and we’ll help you figure it out.

The answers to these questions can alert you to some warning signs. Plus, we’ll give you some free resources for help if you need them.


Answer The Following Questions As Honest As Possible!

  1. Have you ever lost time from work or school because of gambling?
  2. Has gambling ever caused problems in your home life?
  3. Has gambling affected your reputation with others?
  4. Have you ever felt deep remorse after you were gambling?
  5. Did your gambling ever cause you financial difficulties?
  6. Has your gambling caused you to be less productive in general?
  7. After losing, do you feel you must return right away to win more?
  8. Did you often gamble until your money was gone?
  9. Did you ever borrow money to support your gambling?
  10. Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling?
  11. Sometimes, do you hesitate to use “gambling money” for ordinary expenditures?
  12. Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of your family?
  13. Did you ever gamble much longer than you had planned?
  14. Do you ever gamble to escape worry, trouble, boredom, or loneliness?
  15. Has your gambling influenced you to do an illegal act to finance your gambling?
  16. Have you lost sleep due to your gambling?
  17. Do arguments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
  18. Have you ever considered suicide as a result of your gambling?
  19. Have you ever been urged to celebrate with a few hours of gambling?
  20. Do arguments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?


A Person With A Legitimate Gambling Problem Will Answer Yes to at least Seven Of The Twenty Questions Above. If that is you, please get help!




What Happens When You Win If You Have A Gambling Addiction?



Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Proverbs 13:11 ESV 

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV 

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV

Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Timothy 6:9-10 ESV 

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Matthew 6:24 ESV 

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV 

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

Luke 12:15 ESV

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Proverbs 28:22 ESV 

A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

1 Timothy 6:9 ESV 

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV 

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.



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