Gambling Addiction Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Gambling Addiction Worksheet?

Gambling addiction is a serious mental health issue and negatively influences an individual’s quality of life. People with gambling addiction are usually involved in gambling for several months or years, and it is hard to break free from this addictive pattern. Assessment regarding the severity of gambling addiction, and gauging motivation towards change has shown to be an important step in dealing with it. Rating scales that lie at the core of Motivational Interviewing (MI) have been proven to be effective tools for dealing with different forms of addiction, including gambling addiction.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet can act as a valuable assessment tool to understand the current level of severity experienced by individuals who have a gambling addiction. Moreoever, this worksheet can help evaluate the readiness for change, self-efficacy, and importance an individual with gaming addiction attributes to the idea of quitting gambling. It is important to mention that this worksheet is to be used with individuals who are contemplating about managing gambling addiction.

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used by therapists to evaluate an individual’s current severity level of gambling addiction in their sessions. This worksheet is divided into two parts; Part A includes self-report questions regarding the perceived sense of control over gambling addiction as well as the frequency of gambling. Part B includes questions regarding the level of motivation an individual has to manage gambling addiction. The worksheet can simply be printed and filled out.

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