Tips for Gamblers’ Family

According to local gambling addiction research, gambling behaviors and its related problems would have serious negative influences on people around.

A. What should I do to help my family quitting his/her gambling behavior?

  1. Support your family without repaying the debts for him/her.
  2. Get your family becomes aware of his/her gambling behavior and its related consequences.
  3. Try to patiently listen to your family about his/her emotional distress which caused by gambling.
  4. Avoid blaming but showing support and encouragement.
  5. Avoid resolving the problems for him/her, but allow him/her to take the responsibility and learn from such serious lesson.
  6. Be aware of the misunderstanding that he/she would quit gambling if you resolve the financial/debts problems for him/her.
  7. Seek professional assistance/advices from professional counselors or psychologists.
  8. Keep showing encouragement and support to gambler during his/her quitting gambling or receiving counselling. This will definitely helpful to him/her.
  9. To take good care of yourself, learn to constructively deal with your emotional distress.
  10. Protect yourself and family from unnecessary harms and avoid unlimitedly sacrificing yourself for his/her benefits.

B. How to deal with my family’s debt problems?

  1. Understand and be well aware of the debt problems are created by gambler but not yourself.
  2. To show consistent attitudes towards his/her gambling behavior and avoid creating internal confusion or inconsistency among family members.
  3. Do not take up the responsibility or borrow money from relatives or friends to repay his/her debt problems.
  4. 1.Get your family becomes aware of his/her gambling behavior and its related consequences.
  5. Deal with the root gambling problems instead of dealing with the financial problems alone.
  6. Do not clear the debts for gamblers.
  7. Make a clear budget and financial plans for gambler.
  8. Seek professional assistance/advices from professional counselors or psychologists.
If you know anyone surrounding you has a serious gambling problem, please do not hesitate to contact us at 2703 9811 for professional advices.