If you answer yes to ONE of these statements, you may have a gambling problem.

I have lost control over gambling.

I am playing for longer periods than I had planned on.

I am often gambling when I should be doing other things.

I am not able to stop thinking about gambling.

I am lying about my gambling to family and friends.

I am having problems with my friends and family because of gambling.

I am borrowing and stealing money from family and friends to keep gambling.

I am spending more money than I wanted to spend on gambling.

Gambling helps me escape from my personal problems.

I feel better when I am gambling and anxious when I’m not.

Mrs. Johnson shares her gambling problem so that others will understand the importance of getting help.

The Baltimore City Awareness campaign, is a Baltimore community project, collaborating with local Baltimore citizens to help educate and promote general awareness about the potential negative effects of engaging in gambling and to give information about problem gambling, gambling recovery, and responsible gambling. The Baltimore Gambler Initiative uses real Baltimore people who have had real life experiences with problem gambling in all of our videos and promotional materials.