Worried About Gambling?

Are you concerned about
gambling behavior? Learn about
gambling addiction and determine
if there is a problem.

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Find Help

The first step in recovery
is to seek help. We connect
you to the resources that will
help you to a healthier place.

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Success Stories

First-hand accounts by
compulsive gamblers depict
the challenges of this
devastating addiction.

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Connecting Professionals

Northstar provides professionals
the training needed to treat
clients with gambling addiction
and the opportunity to connect.

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Finding Help

There are many resources available for individuals with gambling problems and their families. Learn more here.

Get Involved - Volunteer or Donate

You can become a member, contribute your efforts as a volunteer or make a financial donation.

For Professionals

Information and training for healthcare and addiction professionals with an interest in gambling treatment. Find out more here.

Treatment Providers

A list of gambling treatment providers who are members of the Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance. View the list here.

Are You Gambling Away Your Retirement?

Did you know that seniors are one of the fastest-growing groups of gamblers? According to one study, gambling was the most frequently identified social activity among adults over 65, with casinos and bingo surpassing movies, lunch, shopping and golf as preferred social activities. Learn more about why seniors are vulnerable to gambling addiction and the signs of problem gambling.

Retirement is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Signs of Gambling Addiction

Given the subtle nature of gambling problems, how can you identify someone who is at risk for compulsive gambling? Here are eight warning signs of a gambling problem:

  1. Increased frequency of gambling activity
  2. Increased amount of money gambled
  3. Gambling for longer periods of time than originally planned
  4. Bragging about wins, but not talking about losses
  5. Pressuring others for money as financial problems arise
  6. Lying about how money is spent
  7. Escaping to other excesses (alcohol, drugs, sleep, etc.)
  8. Denying there is a problem

Are You at Risk for Problem Gambling?

Two questions can help determine if you’re at risk for problem gambling.

 Answer Questions Here

Recovery from gambling addiction is possible.

Randy's Story

My name is Randy and I’m a recovering compulsive gambler. My intent is to provide insight into my recovery and that of others who I have come to know during the past six and half years. The title Recovery Lines has special meaning for me. Not just about the numerous helpful resources that are available for compulsive gamblers, but also about how I viewed myself . . .
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