Compulsive Gambler
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1. Have you ever felt remorse or guilt after gambling?
2. Do you sometimes gamble longer than you had planned?
3. Have you often gambled until your last dollar was gone?
4. Have you ever lost time from work or school due to gambling?
5. Has gambling ever caused trouble at home or with relationships?
6. Have you ever lost sleep because of gambling?
7. After winning, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
8. After losing, do you want to return as soon as possible and win back your losses? (Called 'chasing', a classic behavior of compulsive gamblers.)
9. Have you ever used gambling to escape worry or trouble?
10. Have you ever wanted to celebrate your good fortune or accomplishment by gambling?
11. Do you have an urge to gamble after arguments or when you are frustrated or disappointed?
12. Have you ever been reluctant to use 'gambling money' for bills, groceries, or other normal expenses?
13. Have you ever gambled to get the money needed to pay debts or solve some financial crisis?
14. Have you ever sold anything to get gambling money?
15. Have you ever gambled with borrowed money or a loan (including a credit card cash advance)?
16. Has gambling caused a decrease in your ambition of efficiency?
17. Has gambling affected your reputation?
18. Have you ever neglected your welfare, or your family's welfare, due to gambling?
19. Have you ever committed (or considered committing) an illegal act, like stealing, embezzlement, or forgery to get gambling money?
20. Has your gambling ever made you consider suicide or other self destructive acts?

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