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Assess Your Risk

 

SOGS

1. When you gamble, how often do you go back another day to win back the money you lost?
2. Have you ever claimed to be winning money gambling, but weren't really? In fact, you lost?
3. Do you feel you have ever had a problem with gambling?
4. Did you ever gamble more than you intended to?
5. Have people criticized your gambling?
6. Have you ever felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?
7. Have you ever felt like you would like to stop gambling, but didn't think you could?
8. Have you ever hidden betting slips, lottery tickets, gambling money, or other signs of gambling from your spouse, children, or other important people in your life?

If you answered "No" to Question 9, do not answer Question 10, and skip to Question 11.

9. Have money arguments ever centered on your gambling?
10. Have you ever borrowed from someone and not paid them back as a result of your gambling?
11. Have you ever lost time from work or school due to gambling?
12. If you borrowed money to gamble or to pay gambling debts, who or where did you borrow from?
     (check “yes” or “no” for each)
A. From household money
B. From your spouse
C. From other relatives or in-laws
D. From banks, loan companies or credit unions
E. From credit cards
F. From loan sharks
G. You cashed in stocks, bonds or other securities
H. You sold personal or family property
I. You borrowed on your checking account (passed bad checks)

 

Your SOGS Score is:

SOGS scores help people evaluate their gambling behavior. Your SOG score shows whether you should be concerned about your gambling behavior. Higher scores typically reflect more serious concerns.

SCORE RELATED TO GAMBLING
0-4 No Concern
≥5 Gambling Problem(s)

Your Consequences When Gambling:

Physical health problems Verbally abusive or physically aggressive
Blackouts or memory problems Work/educational problems
Emotional problems Legal problems
Relationship problems Financial problems

If you scored 5 or more you may want to speak to a professional for further screening. Contact the Healthy Lifestyles Guided Self-Change Program.