Gambling Problems on the Rise Among British Young Adults

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(Evangelical Focus) According to a research of The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), published in the British Journal of General Practice, around one in 20 people waiting to see their GP at a group of surgeries in Bristol reported having a gambling problem.

The research surveyed over 1,000 patients in 11 GP practices in the city, and was carried out by academics from the universities of Bristol and York and the Australian National University.

Participants were ranked using the problem gambling severity index, which asks a range of questions such as whether their gambling habits have made them feel guilty or caused health or financial problems.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Honest hard work is one of the British Puritans’ strongest virtues. It made the Christian Europe an unequal utopia on earth. UK should learn from the America’s Amish people to live happily again.

  • Peter Leh

    the most difficult of all addictions to break

    • Theo

      Other than pedophilia, as you know.

      • Peter Leh

        as I know? um… administrator?

        theo is projecting.

  • InTheChurch

    Has anyone been to Vegas?

  • Robert

    Hurts lots of native American families Also Since lots of casinos are on the res.And run by tribes