EVERYTHING I WISH I KNEW BEFORE I BEGAN GAMBLING

Ideas and advice to help you, your friends, and your family avoid gambling addiction.

INTRO

Gambling is expanding across the USA and around the world. Just like many other products, it can be done in a way that is enjoyable and with limited side effects or harm. And just like other products, used incorrectly it can lead to very negative outcomes.

This site contains everything I wish I knew before I began gambling, written by a former problem gambler.

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EDUCATION + PREVENTION + COLLABORATION

The Before Gambling Project

The Before Gambling Project is an independent effort to reduce problem gambling and gambling harm through public awareness and education.

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Prevention

It’s been said so many times, but Benjamin Franklin was spot on when he proclaimed “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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Education

Knowledge is power and the backbone of prevention is education. This project wasn’t created to scare people, but rather to give them information so they can decide what is best for them.

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Need Help?

If you or someone you know is struggling from a gambling problem, consult with your doctor or therapist, contact your local problem gambling support network or check out https://www.aftergambling.com for resources and tips.