Signs & Symptoms

  • Spending non-discretionary money on 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, usual, activities
  • Frequent absences from home and work
  • Excessive phone use
  • Withdrawal from family
  • Personality changes (increased irritability/hostility)
  • Diversion of family funds

Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling

324 Texas St.
Shreveport, LA 71101

FAX 318-221-0005

The Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling is a non-profit organization dedicated to  providing cost-effective, quality assistance for all individuals in the State of Louisiana who may be affected by gambling problems. The organization promotes the development of educational programs and professional resources for problem gambling assistance.

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CORE - Center of Recovery

635 Stoner Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101