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Gambling and how it affects the brain

Gambling activates the brain's reward system by triggering the release of dopamine. Some gambling products make us feel like we’re winning, even when we’re not.

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How to deal with guilt and shame from gambling

When trying to stop or reduce gambling, it is important to be aware of any thoughts that may lead to feelings of shame, which can lead to problems for mental health.

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Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI)


Self-exclusion is a free program where you ban yourself from gaming venues or online gambling. Call 1800 858 858 if you need help with this.

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The link between gambling and happiness

Understand how gambling affects your overall satisfaction with life

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*Based on 2019–20 Gambler's Help Objective Outcomes data where 95% of clients who set an objective of ‘Emotional and/or Psychological’ felt they had ‘met’ or ‘partially met’ their objective at case closure.