The Warning Signs in Young People

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Worried that you, or someone you know, may be struggling with gambling?

These are some of the common warning signs:

  • Changes in behaviour (might be distracted, moody, sad, worried, anxious)
  • Becoming secretive or lying
  • Missing school, not submitting homework, dropping grades
  • Unexplained time away from home, withdrawal from friends and family
  • Less involvement with usual activities and hobbies
  • Keen interest in gambling conversations
  • Playing gambling-type games online
  • Asking for/borrowing money from family or friends
  • Unexplained debts or extra cash/possessions
  • Feeling anxious, depressed, or worried about gambling

Recognize these signs?

If you’ve noticed any of these warning signs, you can contact our Gambling Support Line 24/7 at #1-855-255-4255 for advice and help from a trained local counsellor.