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Gambling addiction test


Addiction test

How can you determine whether you are addicted to gambling? Take the SOGS test (South Oaks Gambling Screen), by Henry R. Lesieur and Sheila B. Blume.

Answer all of the questions. Think carefully, take all the time you need, and try to fill out the questionnaire uninterrupted.

1- What is the largest amount of money you have ever gambled on any one day?
$

2- Have your parents ever had a gambling problem?
Both parents gamble (or gambled) too much.
My father gambles (or gambled) too much.
My mother gambles (or gambled) too much.
Neither gambles (or gambled) too much.

3- When gambling in the last 12 months, how often have you gone back another day to win back what you lost?
Never
Sometimes (less than half the times I have lost)
Usually when I lose
Every time I lose

4- In the last 12 months, have you ever claimed to win when you actually lost?
Never (or I have not gambled)
Yes, less than half the times I have lost
Yes, most of the time

5- Do you feel you have had a gambling problem in the past 12 months?
No
Yes, a few months ago, but not now
Yes

6- In the past twelve months, have you ever gambled or bet more than you intended?
No
Yes

7- Has anyone criticized your gambling habits in the last 12 months?
No
Yes
8- In the last 12 months, have you ever felt guilty for the way you gamble or for what happens when you gamble?
No
Yes

9- In the last 12 months, have you ever thought of quitting, but felt you could not?
No
Yes

10- In the last 12 months, have you ever hidden lottery tickets, gambling money, or other signs of your gambling habit from your spouse, children, or other important people in your life?
No
Yes

11- In the past 12 months, have you ever fought with people you live with about the way you manage your money?
No
Yes

(12- If « yes » at question 11) Were these fights about your gambling habits?
No
Yes

13- In the last 12 months, have you ever borrowed money and not paid it back due to gambling?
No
Yes

14- In the last 12 months, have you ever missed work (or school) because of gambling?
No
Yes

15- In the last 12 months, have you ever borrowed money to gamble or pay gambling debts?
No
Yes

16- If « yes » at question 14, Where did you get the money you borrowed to gamble or pay your gambling debts? (select all that apply)
Your family budget
Your spouse or partner
Your family or in-laws
Banks, credit companies, or loan companies
Credit cards
Loan sharks
Sale of stocks, savings bonds, or other investments
Sale of personal or family property
Writing bad cheques
A line of credit with a bookie
Casino line of credit

17- Sex :
Male
Female

18- Age :

18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 or over



 


Note: This questionnaire is commonly used in treatment centres to evaluate the severity of gambling problems. However, on this site, the results have no clinical or scientific value and are not a substitute for a professional diagnosis. This questionnaire is only a general guide to help you interpret your gambling-related behaviour.
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