Can Youth Develop a Gambling Problem?
In the same way some youth experiment with drugs and alcohol during adolescents, some youth experiment with different kinds of gambling. Youth see their parents or relatives gambling for entertainment. But like other addictions youth are not aware of the risks they may encounter with excessive gambling. Youth are at risk of addictions at the same rates as adults.
Why do Youth Gamble?
- Play for fun
- To feel included
- They believe they can make money gambling