Watch For These Warning Signs Signaling Gambling May Be A Problem

Iowa — The second weekend of the college basketball tournaments is underway and for Iowans with a gambling addiction, it can be a true challenge to avoid the urge to place a bet.

Andrew Gerodias, an official with Iowa’s largest addiction treatment provider, says there are warning signs to watch for in yourself and in your loved ones that may indicate a problem is looming.

Gerodias is an outpatient supervisor for the Rosecrance Jackson Center in Sioux City. For Iowans who think they may have a gambling problem, he says there’s plenty of help available.

For someone with a more serious problem, Gerodias says an evaluation at a treatment center may be needed.

Gerodias says Rosecrance facilities in Iowa help more than 7,000 teens and adults every year at outpatient treatment clinics in Sioux City, Cherokee, Davenport, Le Mars, Spencer, and Sheldon.

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