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Here are the resources we found for gambling for young people:
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.
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International evidence consistently indicates that young people are disproportionately at risk of developing problems with gambling, as well as being harmed by problematic gambling in their family and friends circle. This webpage collates information from GamCare about the problem of youth gambling.
A Teachers’ Crash Course on the Risks of Online Gambling
The amount of time young people spending gambling online is hard to track, and the ways in which they gamble are evolving, but schools are in a opportune place to identify and help resolve problems that arise.
Help for Problem Gambling
Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health and relationships, and leave you in serious debt. If you have a problem with gambling and you would like to stop, support and treatment is available. This webpage contains information on how to work out if you are a problem gambler, help for problem gamblers, self-help tips for problem gamblers, and information if you are affected by someone else’s gambling.
Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling
It can happen to anyone from any walk of life. Your gambling goes from a fun, harmless diversion to an unhealthy obsession with serious consequences. You may even do things you never thought you would like running up huge debts or even stealing money to gambling. This webpage from Help Guide covers what gambling addiction and problem gambling are, gambling addiction signs and symptoms, is gambling a problem and self-help tips for gambling.