Gambling Negative Effects

Gambling negatively impacts individuals in a variety of ways. These effects can be personal, interpersonal, and community and society-wide. These effects are often long-lasting and change the course of an individual's life. In some cases, these effects can lead to homelessness or bankruptcy. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce or prevent gambling-related problems. While the economic costs associated with gambling have been studied extensively, social costs have received less attention. However, studies have indicated that gambling can cause significant health and social costs. For example, problem gambling is a major contributor to higher crime rates. It also increases the risk of driving while intoxicated. Further, research has shown that problem gambling costs society between $51 m...

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