Help for Problem Gambling

Problem Gambling Self Assessment

If you are concerned about your gambling habits, take this ten-question quiz. Answer each question honestly by choosing ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to understand if it’s time to consider changes or seek support for your behavior. If your score indicates you might be at risk, help and treatment options are available.

Self Assessment

NORC Diagnostic Screen for Gambling Problems - Self Administered (NODS-SA)

The NODS-SA is a self-assessment that’s designed to help you decide whether you should modify or seek help for your gambling behavior. For best results, please answer the following 10 yes/no questions honestly:

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Question 1 of 10

1. Have there ever been periods lasting two weeks or longer when you spent a lot of time thinking about your gambling experiences, planning out future gambling ventures or bets, or thinking about ways of getting money to gamble with?*

About the NORC Diagnostic Screen

The NORC Diagnostic Screen for Gambling Problems-Self-Administered (NODS-SA) was developed by staff from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The instrument is a modification of the NODS, a diagnostic instrument based on the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-IV criteria for Pathological Gambling. Please note that while the NODS has been tested and shown to be reliable and valid for use in the general population (see Gerstein, et al. 1999), the NODS-SA has not yet been fully validated.