Thursday, April 22, 2010


Gambling among underage teens can have many negative effects. According to Beverly Glazer, an expert on addiction, "the effects on ga,bling can destroy the entire family" A few negative effects would be mental health issues. These issues would include suicidal thoughts or suicide, depression and anxiety, and lower self- esteem. Another issue is physical problems which include headache, back and neck pains and other stress-related problems, which lead to insomnia. When starting at a young age these ate not effects you would want to have. Stress among teens can have many harmful short-term and long-term effects.
Teens can develop many changed when facing, such as psyical and mental changes.

Physical canges of stress could include changes in the voice, increase in weight and height. Mental changed would include aggressive behavior, experiencing new things such as, drugs, alcohol, and even attraction to the opposite sex.

given that gambling has many effects and changes among children, it is important that we acknowledge the problem that may be right in front of us. Gambling among teens not only causes problems in the present but in the future as well. Because stress is so harmful to teenagers, they should not beable to gamble under the age of 18.

1 comment:

  1. Gambling can become a real serious problem. Kids who start gambling young in the future could become addicted. Gambling addiction I think is probally the worst only because you eventually end up broke. People keep coming back to gambling only because there is that one chance to win.