Problem gambling the following pages explore gambling addiction in youth from the time they are first introduced to gambling through high school and college years we will explore the warning signs of problem gambling and the consequences and how we can raise awareness about problem gambling and educate children of its dangers. Consequences of youth gambling gambling is a serious addiction and the effects can be every bit as devastating both to the gambler and their family as drugs or alcohol whats more gambling is often a gateway to other high risk behaviors like drugs and alcohol. The recent growth of gambling problems among youth around the world is alarming researchers clinicians educators and the public have only begun to recognize the significance of this risky adolescent behaviour with the continuous rise in gambling technology and the expansion of the gambling . The dangers of youth gambling addiction studies have shown that the younger a child is introduced to gambling the more likely he or she is to develop a gambling addiction in the future by educating ourselves and our children about the risks of underage gambling now we can help reduce the risk for problem gambling in our youngest generations. An international perspective on youth gambling prevalence studies rachel a volberg phd1 rina gupta phd2 mark d griffiths phd3 daniel t olason dphil4 and paul delfabbro phd5 lgemini research northampton massachusetts united states of america 2 international center for youth gambling problems and high risk behaviors mcgill university
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