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  • Title: Iowa Gambling Treatment Program - 1-800-BETS OFF
    Descriptive info: .. 1-800-BETS OFF - Iowa Gambling Treatment Program.. When Gambling is a Problem.. Warning Signs.. Phases.. Is Your Gambling a Problem?.. Get Help.. What to Expect.. Gambling Treatment Providers.. Help for Family and Friends.. Ask an Expert.. Gambling Responsibly.. Avoid Risks.. Myths/Facts.. Budget Wizard.. Resources.. What To Expect When You Call.. Gambling problems are hard to talk about.. People around you just don t understand.. But there is someone who does.. The person at the other  ...   you right to the help you need.. Find out what to expect when you call,.. click here.. Most Iowans see gambling as a form of recreation.. And for many it is.. Learn about gambling responsibly.. And yet, they can't stop themselves.. At least, not on their own.. See the signs of problem gambling.. YouTube Channel.. brought to you by.. Copyright 2013 Iowa Department of Public Health.. All Rights Reserved.. |.. Office of Gambling Treatment Prevention.. Privacy Policy..

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  • Title: When Gambling is a Problem - 1-800-BETS OFF
    Descriptive info: Problem gamblers come from many backgrounds.. They can be rich or poor, young or old, male or female.. Problem gambling can affect people of every race, every religion, and every education and income level.. It happens in small towns or big cities.. WARNING SIGNS >.. PHASES >.. IS YOUR GAMBLING A PROBLEM? >.. Reasons Why People Gamble.. People don't always gamble just for the money.. They often gamble because they:.. Believe winning big will solve their problems.. Seek escape from boredom, stress, grief.. Need time to just not  ...   or grieving.. Questions to Ask Yourself.. If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you may have a gambling problem.. Please, get the help you need.. Call 1-800-BETS-OFF.. Have you tried to stop, cut down or control your gambling?.. Have you lied to family members, friends or others about how much you gamble or how much money you are losing?.. Have there been periods lasting two weeks or longer when you spent a lot of time thinking about gambling experiences or planning your future ventures or bets?..

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  • Title: Warning Signs - 1-800-BETS OFF
    Descriptive info: If someone you know exhibits any of the following warning signs below, they may have developed a gambling problem.. Please get them the help they need.. Is Someone You Know.. ?.. Preoccupied.. with gambling (i.. e.. reliving past gambling experiences, planning the next venture, or thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble).. Secretive.. about his/her gambling habits, and defensive when confronted.. Increasing  ...   to control, cut back or stop.. gambling.. Restless or irritable.. when not gambling.. Gambling to escape.. problems.. Chasing losses.. with more gambling.. Lying.. to family and others about the extent of gambling.. Committing crimes.. to finance gambling.. Jeopardizing.. or losing relationships, jobs, education or career opportunities because of gambling.. Relying on others.. to bail him or her out relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling..

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  • Title: Phases - 1-800-BETS OFF
    Descriptive info: There are three distinct stages people with gambling problems go through before they "hit bottom" and realize they need help.. Please don t wait.. Talk to someone now.. Get help at 1-800-BETS-OFF.. Phase 1 Winning.. Gambling begins as a social activity.. It seems fun, normal.. During this phase, people:.. Sometimes win large amounts of money.. Feel invincible, so they bet bigger amounts.. Bet even more to maintain the excitement level.. But gambling isn't always about money.. Problem gamblers like the excitement of gambling, the dream of winning big, or the escape from everyday problems or stresses.. Phase 2 Losing.. This is where the real trouble begins.. Gamblers feel like  ...   about it.. Hide their losses.. Take out loans so they can continue.. Break their promises to quit.. Borrow from family and friends.. Have relationships that begin to suffer.. Phase 3 Desperation.. Problem gamblers go through this state just before they hit rock bottom.. During the phase, people:.. Feel desperation and hopelessness as losses continue to mount.. Cling to their fantasy of winning -- hoping to make everything well again.. Finally realize that they can't win, but they keep gambling anyway.. Have little concern for the people around them.. Steal, write bad checks, or commit illegal activities to finance their gambling.. Some problem gamblers attempt suicide before they seek treatment..

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  • Title: Is Your Gambling A Problem? - 1-800-BETS OFF
    Descriptive info: Is Your Gambling A Problem?.. Take this simple self-test.. 1.. to evaluate your gambling behavior.. It is important to note that this self-test is not a diagnosis and DOES NOT replace a face-to-face evaluation with a trained gambling treatment professional.. All information is kept strictly confidential.. Your answers may be analyzed statistically for research purposes only.. All Fields Required.. During the past 12 months, have you become restless, irritable or anxious when trying to stop/cut down on gambling?.. Yes.. No.. During the past 12 months, have you tried to keep your family or friends from knowing how much you gambled?.. During the past 12 months, did you have such financial trouble as a result of your gambling that you had to get help with living expenses from family, friends or welfare?.. Demographic Information (Optional).. Please provide some basic information about yourself.. Again, all information you provide is kept strictly confidential and is  ...   Sports Betting.. Have you gambled at work or school?.. Ever use the internet to gamble?.. About the screen:.. The Division on Addictions at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, developed the three-item Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS), based on the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria for PG.. A yes answer indicates that the individual is at risk for developing a gambling problem.. The Harvard researchers derived the three questions on the BBGS from the results of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), a survey of 43,093 households that has yielded the largest sample of pathological gamblers.. The study was funded by the National Center for Responsible Gaming.. (www.. ncrg.. org.. ).. To learn more about the BBGS, visit the Division on Addictions website (.. www.. divisiononaddictions.. ) or consult the scientific article about the development of the BBGS..

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  • Title: Get Help - 1-800-BETS OFF
    Descriptive info: Gambling is a treatable addiction.. It does not have to ruin your life.. The Iowa Gambling Treatment Program offers many services to help you turn your life around.. Watch this video to learn more about the services providers and the treatment provider behind them.. All services are accessible by calling.. 1-800-BETS-OFF.. Assessment & Evaluation.. everyone s situation is different and deserves individual attention; we will provide a thorough evaluation and make recommendations for appropriate services.. Individual or Group Counseling.. counseling services are available to problem gamblers, family and concerned  ...   are available by phone or online for those who cannot make it to an actual counseling facility.. Financial Counseling.. we can assess your financial situation and help you establish a debt payment plan.. We can refer you for more extensive financial assistance, if needed.. Financial Aid.. financial aid for treatment services is available to those who qualify.. Confidentiality.. -- Anyone may contact us with concerns about his/her own or someone else's problem gambling.. All contacts are confidential.. Emergency Assistance.. assistance is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week..

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  • Title: What to Expect - 1-800-BETS OFF
    Descriptive info: What To Expect A Typical Call.. This could be one of the toughest calls you'll ever make.. But it's one you need to make, so you or someone you know can get help.. Please, view the video on the left to find out what to expect when you call.. GAMBLING TREATMENT PROVIDERS >.. HELP FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS >.. Gambling treatment services are available at providers across the state.. To access these providers, just call..

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  • Title: Find a Treatment Provider - 1-800-BETS OFF
    Descriptive info: Call.. to access any of our treatment providers across the State of Iowa.. Please select your county below.. Select an Iowa County.. Adair.. Adams.. Allamakee.. Appanoose.. Audubon.. Benton.. Black Hawk.. Boone.. Bremer.. Buchanan.. Buena Vista.. Butler.. Calhoun.. Carroll.. Cass.. Cedar.. Cerro Gordo.. Cherokee.. Chickasaw.. Clarke.. Clay.. Clayton.. Clinton.. Crawford.. Dallas.. Davis.. Decatur.. Delaware.. Des Moines.. Dickinson.. Dubuque..  ...   Henry.. Howard.. Humboldt.. Ida.. Iowa.. Jackson.. Jasper.. Jefferson.. Johnson.. Jones.. Keokuk.. Kossuth.. Lee.. Linn.. Louisa.. Lucas.. Lyon.. Madison.. Mahaska.. Marion.. Marshall.. Mills.. Mitchell.. Monona.. Monroe.. Montgomery.. Muscatine.. O'Brien.. Osceola.. Page.. Palo Alto.. Plymouth.. Pocahontas.. Polk.. Pottawattamie.. Poweshiek.. Ringgold.. Sac.. Scott.. Shelby.. Sioux.. Story.. Tama.. Taylor.. Union.. Van Buren.. Wapello.. Warren.. Washington.. Wayne.. Webster.. Winnebago.. Winneshiek.. Woodbury.. Worth.. Wright..

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  • Title: Help for Family and Friends - 1-800-BETS OFF
    Descriptive info: The Iowa Gambling Treatment Program helps problem gamblers and concerned others.. Counseling provides direction on what family and friends should and shouldn't do to help themselves.. Family Members and Friends Will Learn How To:.. Confront and cease enabling behaviors.. Restore normal life routines.. Reinforce appropriate actions for recovery.. Distance themselves from the problem behavior.. Not to blame themselves for the problem, but to take responsibility for their own lives.. If someone you know has a gambling problem, get help..

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  • Title: Ask an Expert - 1-800-BETS OFF
    Descriptive info: If you have a question or concern, but don't want to call right now, please e-mail us using the form below.. One of our gambling treatment experts will reply as soon as possible.. We promise to handle your question confidentially - however, we do need your e-mail address in order to reply.. Emails are not monitored 24/7.. If you have immediate questions or concerns, please call 1-800-BETS-OFF.. REQUIRED.. Name.. Email.. Message.. County.. Select County..

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  • Title: Gambling Responsibly - 1-800-BETS OFF
    Descriptive info: Gambling can be fun and entertaining.. But let's be honest.. The odds in every game of chance are always against you.. That's fine, as long as you think of gambling losses as the cost of entertainment - just like the cost of eating dinner out, going golfing, or going to a show.. Be informed and know the risks.. Remember: the more you play, the more you pay.. AVOID THE RISKS>.. MYTHS/FACTS>.. BUDGET WIZARD>.. RESOURCES>..

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