If you are a family member or friend who knows someone with a gambling problem, getting help for yourself, is as important as getting help for the gambler. You have options too. This blog is for you, as well. The whole family system is affected by the addict in the family, one way or another. But if one person can change, if one person can get better, than the whole system is impacted in a positive way. It’s common for family members to reach out for help first, before the addict. This can be the beginning of the healing process in the family.