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Here are the resources we found for gambling for young people:
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.
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.
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People gamble for a whole range of reasons. While gambling moderately is not a problem, gambling can become an addiction and can be harmful to our mental health. If you are worried at all about yourself or someone else’s gambling habits, this webpage contains a large amount of information for you.
I’m Addicted to Online Gambling
When Jane started lying to her husband to hide the thousands of pounds of debt she was in, she knew her addiction to internet poker was out of control. Now 24 and pregnant, she talks to The Mix about how her addiction is threatening her future.
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.