Signs & Symptoms
- How much time is spent gambling
- Increase in gambling time and places
- Increase in size of bets (sudden and dramatic)
- Working up special occasions for gambling (canceling other plans)
- Intensity of interest in gambling (constant tension & excitement)
- Boasting about winning; evasive about losing
- Exaggerated display of money and other possessions
- Gambling when there is a crisis
- Drop off in other activities
- Frequent absences from home and work
- Excessive phone use
- Withdrawal from family
- Personality changes (increased irritability/hostility)
- Diversion of family funds
The Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for and/or providing cost effective quality assistance for all individuals in the State of Louisiana who may be affected by gambling problems. The organization further promotes the development of more education programs and professional resources for Problem Gambling assistance.
Primary funding is provided by the Office of Behavioral Health, State of Louisiana, Department of Health and Hospitals with grants and contributions from the Gaming Industry, private sources, and others. Our programs are operated by Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling, which came into existance in 1996 and is the Louisiana affiliate for the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling maintains a postition of gaming neutrality and neither endorses nor opposes legalized gambling.