With the increase of legalized gambling in all but two states, Utah and Hawaii, the activity has become a social norm for most people, however not without controversy. With widespread gambling, the number of problem gamblers grows and is accompanied by an increase in crimes related to gambling.
In many cases, problem gambling does not occur in isolation. Research suggests that individuals with a gambling disorder experience significantly more comorbid disorders during their lifetime than the general population. Comorbidity is the presence of two or more chronic disorders or conditions at the same time.
The holiday season is in full swing and with Thanksgiving behind us, many are hitting up the stores to buy something for everyone on their Christmas list. But before...
Attitudes toward gambling vary greatly since the once thought “mob-related” activity to current government controlled gaming. For most, gambling has become a social norm...
Gambling has become a very socially accepted activity in our community.
For family members or significant others who have been affected by someone’s gambling problem, please call Zepf Center at 419-841-7701 ext6058. All services regarding problem gambling are free and confidential for family or significant others. Individual or family counseling is available.
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