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Gambling can present itself in many ways – horse racing, card games or even bingo. When done in moderation, it can be a fun pastime for many and a way to connect with others. However, it’s important to be aware of when this progresses or gets out of control – specifically if it involves addiction or individuals becoming isolated from their friends, family and community at large. 

Here are a series of articles and other content that we have selected to highlight the ongoing struggle of social isolation, loneliness and disconnection that is amplified by gambling. Links that provide insight into the signs and symptoms of gambling, along with the negative consequences that may be felt from constant participation. 

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Understanding social isolation, disconnection and loneliness amongst gamblers

  • Understand some of the signs and symptoms (link)
  • Research indicates that people who feel socially isolated or excluded from society tend to make riskier decisions (link)
  • Gambling can also be used as a tool to escape feelings of discontentment, loneliness and/or depression (link)
  • Individuals who lack social support often put more worth on money (link)

Helpful Suggestions

  • Consider seeking counseling (link)
  • Or consider joining a support group to connect with others (link)
  • Ways to overcome gambling urges (link)
  • Strengthen your support network (link)