Help for loved ones

Free and confidential problem gambling treatment that works.

“"The weight that was lifted off of me at that time, I can not even explain."”

Concerned About Someone?

How to tell
Concerned About Someone?

How do I start the Conversation?

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First, choose a comfortable place where you feel safe and will not be interrupted.

How do I start a conversation?

What Do I say?

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Keep it simple and straightforward.

Tell the person you care about her and you are concerned about how she is acting.

Tell the person exactly what he’s done that concerns you.

Tell the person how her behavior is affecting other people – be specific.

Set Expectations

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Be clear about what you expect from him: I want to talk to someone about your gambling

and what he can expect from you: I won’t cover for you anymore.

Take Care of Yourself

If someone’s gambling problem has left its mark on you, it is important for you to take care of yourself. Even if the person who has the problem is not yet ready or willing to get help, it may still be beneficial for you to talk to someone. You can call the Oregon Problem Gambling Helpline and speak to a certified gambling counselor. All information shared is confidential and this service is FREE to Oregon residents.

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