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Gambling Helpline offers 24/7, free, professional and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We...


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Problem Gambling Foundation - PGF Services provides free, compassionate and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS)...


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Māori Gambling Helpline offers 24/7, free, professional and confidential support by phone, text and online chat. When you...


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Vai Lelei Pasifika Gambling Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and...


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Asian Family Services offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here for adults in New Zealand who...


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Depression Helpline provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free and confidential support by phone and text message (SMS). ...


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1737 counsellors provide free, confidential, professional support. When someone texts or calls 1737 a counsellor will work with...


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Lifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS). We support everyone in New Zealand who...


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Youthline offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are...


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Unable to stop gambling? Hotline support is available in New Zealand

If you have a gambling problem, you may have lost a lot of money and jeopardized your relationships. Yet stopping may feel impossible. But just as others before you, you can get your life back on track. If you struggle with the following, there are 10 hotlines in New Zealand that can help:

  • Being unable to stop gambling despite making an effort to stop.
  • Feeling irritable when you've tried to stop gambling.
  • Gambling as a way to relieve negative emotions.
  • Constantly thinking about gambling.
  • Selling personal or family items to get money to gamble with.
  • Experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of your gambling habits.
  • Using your credit card to fund your gambling habit.
  • Using borrowed money to gamble.

Feeling as though there is no hope and that nothing can be solved is normal, especially if you have lost a lot to gambling. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There are others who have overcome their gambling problems and there is hope for you too.

The first step to rebuilding what you've lost, is to reach out for help. That can be hard if you doubt whether anyone can help and whether you'll be understood. It may help to know that in New Zealand, helpline counselors and volunteers are trained to help people experiencing problems just like yours.

For free and confidential support with gambling, consider contacting a hotline in New Zealand today.


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