Myth #22: “I used to have a gambling problem, but now that I’m broke, I don’t need treatment.”
Facts: The amount of money a person has doesn’t determine whether or not they have a gambling problem. Like any chronic condition, problem gambling can go “into remission” until the gambler’s finances recover. The problem may then come back with the same intensity (or greater).
If you have present or past financial problems related to gambling, call the helpline at 1-877-MY-LIMIT or chat online at 1877mylimit.org to get more information. You can also contact LifeWorks Northwest directly at 503-645-9010 to schedule an appointment with a counselor. Gambling treatment is free, confidential, and it works!