The South Oaks Gambling Screen (Modified)

  • 1.

    When you gamble, how often do you go back another day to win back money you lost?

  • 2.

    Have you ever claimed to be winning money gambling but weren't really? If fact, you lost?

  • 3.

    Do you feel you have ever had a problem with betting money or gambling?

  • 4.

    Did you ever gamble more than you intend to?

  • 5.

    Have people criticized your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, regardless of whether or not you thought it was true?

  • 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 betting money or gambling but didn't think you could?

  • 8.

    Have you ever hidden betting slips, lottery tickets, gambling money, I.O.U.s, or other signs of betting or gambling from your spouse, children, or other important people in you life?

  • 9.

    Have you ever argued with people you live with over how you handle money?

  • 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 betting money or 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)

    (1)  from household money
    (2)  from your spouse
    (3)  from other relatives or in-laws
    (4)  from banks, loan companies, or credit unions
    (5)  from credit cards
    (6)  from loan sharks
    (7)  you cashed in stocks, bonds, or other securities
    (8)  you sold personal of family property
    (9)  you borrowed on your checking account (passed bad checks)
Note:The accuracy of the assessment questionnaire needs to be discussed with the counselor
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