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Pages: 2891-2894
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

TAKING CHANCES. ONLINE GAMBLING ADDICTION AND STUDENTS; CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND TREATMENT

L.A. Butler

Metropolitan State University of Denver (UNITED STATES)
We will explore the fascinating issues behind compulsive gambling disorders in youth including the seductive nature of online gambling, why youth are at higher risk for developing the disorder, and the serious consequences facing gambling addicts. Attendees will leave with a more thorough understanding of the social and biological interactions that make gambling so appealing to our youth. We will discuss distorted thinking, the hidden nature of problematic gambling and the prevalence of its occurrence. Participants will learn treatment strategies and resources for recovery for the family and the addict. There are many youth who are affected by gambling, either because they themselves struggle with the behavior or because a family member does. It is important for educators to have an understanding of the dynamics behind this insidious and interesting behavioral problem. As a result of younger generations being "digital natives", youth have access to online gambling and cyber gaming at an unprecedented rate. Being online allows the gambler anonymity, accessibility and acceptability, making it easier for the individual to rationalize their behavior and deny any problems associated with their gambling. The lengths some addicts will go to to hide their behavior is extraordinary; we will delve into this hidden world and have a better understanding of the struggles many of our students are quietly facing.
keywords: gambling, addiction.
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L.A. Butler (2015) TAKING CHANCES. ONLINE GAMBLING ADDICTION AND STUDENTS; CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND TREATMENT, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 2891-2894.
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