Gambling is bad for your health

by Richard on November 6, 2004

Gambling is a health issue according to a report in the Guardian.

Although gambling is not traditionally considered a public health issue, just under 1% of the British population have a serious problem, and the rate may be twice that in adolescents who feed slot machines, says an article in the journal today. Those hooked can be affected by depression, insomnia, intestinal disorders, migraine and other stress related problems. Some become suicidal.
Mark Griffiths, a professor of gambling studies in the psychology division of Nottingham Trent University, says health professionals need to develop strategies to help gambling addicts.
He says the social costs of gambling are high. A study of women admitted to accident and emergency in the US found that a woman whose partner was a problem gambler was over 10 times more likely to be assaulted.
When casinos were opened in South Dakota last year child abuse rose by 42% and domestic assaults by 80%.

Via Gambling Watch Global

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1

josh 11.11.04 at 8:10 pm

gambling is my way of life.

2

josh 11.11.04 at 8:11 pm

i make a lot of money or lose sometimes.

3

your daddy 11.11.04 at 8:12 pm

josh you are pathetic

4

your daddy 11.11.04 at 8:12 pm

josh how come you lost over 100 dollars to me last year? b/c you were bad at gambling haha

5

josh 11.11.04 at 8:13 pm

o ya, just because i stole your girl and took all ur money, dont get mad,

6

some gay guy 11.11.04 at 8:13 pm

josh u sound cute? ASL?

7

josh 11.11.04 at 8:13 pm

mr. weber says its time 2 stop

8

your daddy 11.11.04 at 8:14 pm

josh your g/f was ugly and still is

9

josh 11.11.04 at 8:15 pm

16/male/Ohio my name is adam teets i live in columbus ohio, i live on dexter falls rd.

10

gay guy named chester 11.11.04 at 8:15 pm

63/male/ ohio looking for a companion o yeah im gay

11

josh 11.11.04 at 8:16 pm

i dont gamble, what are you talking about, ill bet u $5 that i dont

12

josh stephens 11.11.04 at 8:17 pm

15/male/ohio i live in dexter falls with my substitue teacher dad, im obsessed with gambling

13

josh swings both ways 11.11.04 at 8:17 pm

ill bet you five bucks you dont have sex till your 50

14

Mr. stephens 11.11.04 at 8:18 pm

its true

15

josh 11.11.04 at 8:18 pm

UR ON

16

josh 11.11.04 at 8:18 pm

UR ON

17

Mr. stephens 11.11.04 at 8:19 pm

CT

18

nikki chilovich, and lauren johnson 11.11.04 at 8:19 pm

josh is the hottest kid ive ever seen….id love 2 bang him

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