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ADAPT in Roseburg brings awareness to problem gambling

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- For more than a decade, March has been Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Oregon, an issue ADAPT in Roseburg hopes to bring into the spotlight.

Those with ADAPT say gambling can start as a stress reliever, but like any other addiction, becomes problematic when it affects a person financially or socially.

ADAPT's gambling preventative specialist says there are some warning signs to look for.

"Problem gambling is the equivalent of someone thinking their significant other is cheating because you're away from home or money is going missing or they’re unaccounted for times or they seem to be lying,” says ADAPT’s Paige Hosford.

Hosford says the best thing you can do for a loved one who may have a gambling problem is to start a conversation about it with them.

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