Why Don't Adolescent Problem Gamblers Seek Treatment?

Authors

  • Mark Griffiths Psychology Division, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom, E-mail: <email xlink:href="mailto:mark.griffiths@ntu.ac.uk">mark.griffiths@ntu.ac.uk</email>

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4309/jgi.2001.5.6

Abstract

Surveys have consistently shown that the prevalence rates for problematic gambling are higher in adolescents than for adults. Given this finding, why is it that so few adolescents, compared to adults, enrol in treatment programs? This paper outlines ten speculative reasons why this situation exists.

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Published

2001-10-01

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Opinion and Debate Series