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Problem Gambling

by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker
June 18, 2006

Beware of Gambling     

There are different views on the sport of gambling. A section of population feels that gambling is not good and that it must be stopped. Others feel that gambling is just a sport and if played with the right kind of attitude will not be harmful. This is where the problem lies. As people play more they get addicted to it and then the problem begins. Problem gambling has risen tremendously with an increase in the number of people involved in gambling.

What is Problem Gambling and its Effects

Problem gambling refers to as patterns of gambling behavior that compromise, disturb or destroy personal, family or vocational aims and achievements. Pathological gambling is the most extreme form of problem gambling. Pathological gambling means that the individual loses control over the extent of gambling. The individual suffers huge losses; he starts lying and begins to become deceptive. His family life also suffers adversely. He becomes lethargic in his work with work productivity declining immensely and work results also becoming negative. He suffers huge financial losses with the individual becoming bankrupt.

There are other extremely dangerous effects of problem gambling like a high incidence of addictive disorders among problem gamblers. Especially, there is significant rise in alcohol and substance abuse. Furthermore, another extremely grave effect of problem gambling is that such problem gamblers have high rates of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal disease. There is also a great risk of suicides among problem gamblers with very high suicide rates being observed among them.

The society overall suffers due to problem gambling. This includes the disintegration of families, decrease in productivity, and increase in criminal activity, and financial problems. These problems lead to increase in the responsibilities of the State and rise in its social service activities and cost for eradicating problem gambling.

In the Years to Come…

Problem gambling is certainly going to remain and may probably even rise, which is a great cause for concerns. To eradicate this problem it is essential to have several training programs for mental health professionals, gaming industry representatives, criminal justice system personnel, and state agency personnel.
The most important part of solving this problem is a need for increased public awareness and education programs on the subject of problem gambling. The youth is a large section comprising of problem gamblers. Thus there is a great necessity for an increase in education, awareness and prevention programs specifically targeted for teenagers and young adults.




























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