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Here are the resources we found for gambling for parents and families:
GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. They operate the National Gambling Helpline, provide treatment for problem gamblers and their families, create awareness about responsible gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to responsible gambling with the gambling industry.
Most people gamble at some point in their lives, but some people gambling can become a serious addiction. Gambling is very addictive; the adrenaline rush associated with the possibility of getting a big win is often described as an unbeatable feeling. Gambling Addiction is here to give you all the information you might need about gambling addiction.
Gambling and Children – A Problem?
For most adults, gambling is fun and doesn’t have any negative consequences. In 2013, more than 75% of the UK adult population gambled in some form. Only 0.7% of gamblers has a problem with their gambling.
Gambling – Questions to Ask
Recent research suggests that about a third of problem gamblers are under 20, and that many of them don’t know where to turn if they decide to seek help. For the vast majority of people, gambling never becomes a problem, but it can have serious consequences when it does.
Online gambling has seen a massive increase in popularity in recent years, and gamblers from the UK have a huge choice of sites to choose from. Some offer only specific types of gambling such as bingo, poker or better, whilst others offer users a wider choice. This webpage contains information on the risks associated with online gambling and how to stay safe with gambling online.
Gambling addiction is an overwhelming urge to gamble in spite of negative consequences. This webpage is full of information about why people find gambling addictive and how to find support for gambling addiction through step-based support systems such as Gamblers Anonymous.