Over the past 15 years the options for gambling in Victoria have proliferated. The pokies are everywhere, and you can gamble on the net from your own home.
Gambling has been promoted as a great escape from day to day stress, and it is. It is such an effective "switch off" that it can become very addictive. It can create a trance like experience during which people find it very difficult to set limits and make decisions. The cost of problematic gambling is felt in both money and relationships, when trust is often a casualty.
How to get help
There is no rigid entry criteria to use these services. If you feel that your gambling is problematic you are eligible. If someone else's gambling is adversely affecting you, you are eligible.
If you'd like more support, come along to one of our workshops or make an appointment for individual counselling.