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I’m worried about someone’s gambling

If you're concerned that someone close to you has a gambling problem, it's best to say something to them, sooner rather than later.

An honest, non-confrontational conversation can start them on the road to recovery. But, the person may feel embarrassed or ashamed and try to avoid talking about it. Or they may deny they have a problem and argue that they don’t need to change.

Before having the conversation, follow these three steps:

1. Preparing yourself

2. Understanding why people gamble

3. Having the conversation