Tips for Family and Friends

– Know the signs!

– Acknowledge the problem

– Help the gambler to set limits

– Provide moral support

– Cause and consequences are a great teacher – help the gambler recognize what they are really risking when they gamble, and what the outcome might be

– Beware of funding the problem with unrealistic bailouts, legal assistance, etc. – don’t be bullied by the gambler

– Don’t make excuses for the gambler

– Insist on honesty