Why is learning more about gambling addiction important to me?
Between 1-3% of adults have an addiction to gambling what professionals call “pathological gambling” or what Gamblers Anonymous calls “compulsive gambling.” More adolescents are developing a problem with gambling than adults. In Nebraska between 2-4% of adolescents have an addiction to gambling. Those with a gambling problem are more likely to commit suicide than the general population. A study was done in Oklahoma that stated 48% of those in their Gamblers Anonymous program had considered suicide and 13% had made serious attempts at killing themselves.
How can I learn more about gambling addiction?
Peace and Power Counseling is happy to speak with you individually or in a group setting about gambling addiction and its impact on you and/or those around you. We do these speaking engagements for no charge.
For those working with gamblers and/or family members of gamblers in a professional setting as case managers, therapists or other helping professionals, students planning to work in the helping professions, Peace and Power Counseling is offering Free CEU presentations focused on learning more about helping family members of gamblers and older adult gamblers. **Please check out the information previously on this blog about the Collateral Damage and Lost presentations!