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Hotlines for gambling problems are available in Scotland

If you can't stop gambling despite the negative impact it's had on you and your loved ones, you may feel guilty, ashamed, and hopeless. But there is hope. You can get free support to stop gambling from one of 2 hotlines in Scotland. Reach out if you relate to the following:

  • Being told by others that you have a gambling problem.
  • Continuing to gamble despite negative consequences.
  • Denying that you have a gambling problem.
  • Losing track of time while gambling.
  • Feeling guilty or ashamed after gambling.
  • Feeling irritable when you've tried to stop gambling.
  • Spending more money on bets than you can afford to lose.
  • Using borrowed money to gamble.

It may feel like the damage of your gambling behavior has gone too fair and that it's irreparable. It's normal to feel as though there's no solution. But if you're committed to your recovery, you can regain what you lost with time.

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 Scotland, helpline counselors and volunteers are trained to help people experiencing problems just like yours.

If you feel like you might need support with your gambling habit, try reaching out to a hotline in Scotland. It's free and confidential.


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