“My Gambling Addiction Started at 8”: Reformed Gambler Fights to Protect Kids

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On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines”, hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Yehudah Alcabes discuss the overlooked dangers of gambling addiction.

Gambling’s Grim Reality

While gambling addiction might not get as much attention as other substance addictions, it carries a very high risk of suicide as people fall into financial and emotional ruin.

Online Risks Rise

The ease of online gambling and constant advertising are lowering the age at which people, even children, become exposed to gambling, fueling addiction risks for vulnerable individuals.

Advocacy for Change

People like Kieran Smith, who’ve experienced the devastation of gambling addiction first-hand, are crucial voices in the fight for stricter regulations to protect individuals and families.

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