Whether for entertainment, quick cash or to impress their friends, teens in Stark County gamble for many different reasons. Sometimes they’ve had an early experience with a frequent gambler. Other times, financial necessity causes them to look for money anywhere they can. No matter how the gambling behaviors start, they often stem from a deeper issue that can be addressed through counseling and support.
The following behaviors and addiction warning signs may help you determine when gambling has become a problem for you or someone you know:
Are you concerned you may have a gambling problem? Ask yourself the following questions to determine if it’s time to reach out for help:
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