Problem gambling, commonly referred to as gambling
addiction and clinically recognized as gambling disorder affects
people of all ages, from adolescents as young as 10 to adults in
their senior years. It's not a matter of being irresponsible-it's
an addiction rooted in the brain just as are the drug and alcohol
problems of millions of people.
Teenagers are Gambling
Of U.S. residents ages 14-21, approximately 2.1 percent struggle
with problem gambling. Another 6.5 percent are at-risk.
What Can We Do?
If our teenagers' problem gambling isn't recognized early, it
can have devastating consequences that can affect the rest of their
lives. What can we do to help? How can we guide them to recovery
and remain gambling-free? We begin by educating ourselves and those
around us on youth gambling and problem gambling.
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The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling provides resources,
public awareness, and education on gambling disorders while
maintaining strict neutrality on the issue of legalized