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(p. 571) Adolescent Gambling 

(p. 571) Adolescent Gambling
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(p. 571) Adolescent Gambling
Author(s):

Jeffrey L. Derevensky

and Lynette Gilbeau

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780199928163.003.0027
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date: 18 July 2018

As a result of gambling’s general social acceptability, increased availability, and new online accessibility, and gambling has increased among youth. Adolescents represent a high-risk, vulnerable group for developing gambling problems. While youth with gambling problems typically do not present in the same way as adults, they nevertheless experience a host of negative consequences associated with excessive gambling. This chapter reviews risk and protective factors, screening, and treatment strategies for gambling problems among adolescents and highlights the importance of harm minimization through prevention strategies. Education and social policy implications are provided.

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