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?
7- Has anyone criticized your gambling habits in the last 12 months?
8- In the last 12 months, have you ever felt guilty for the way you gamble or for what happens when you gamble?
9- In the last 12 months, have you ever thought of quitting, but felt you could not?
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?
11- In the past 12 months, have you ever fought with people you live with about the way you manage your money?
(12- If « yes » at question 11) Were these fights about your gambling habits?
13- In the last 12 months, have you ever borrowed money and not paid it back due to gambling?
14- In the last 12 months, have you ever missed work (or school) because of gambling?
15- In the last 12 months, have you ever borrowed money to gamble or pay gambling debts?
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 :
18- Age :
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55 or over