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Unformatted text preview: problem gambler-Nearly 50% of spouses of problem gambler have been abused-problem gamblers highest rate of suicide in addiction category (1 in 5 have attempted)-problem gambler have 76% major depressive disorder-problem gamblers have higher chance to commit crime usually to help pay off debts or continue gambling 3 reasons for the increasing problem of gambling 1) Social attitudes toward gambling changed from negative to positive 2) Gambling is accessible to everyone, even through internet 3) Number of people living in emotionally and financially stressed families growing Works Cited Collins, Peter. Gambling and the Public Interest . Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003. Print. Roberts, Mike. "National Gambling Debate: Two Defining Issues." (1996-1997): 579-609. Heinonline . Web. 22 May 2010. <http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page? handle=hein.journals/whitlr18&div=36&g_sent=1#590>....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course SOC 352 taught by Professor Brines during the Spring '09 term at University of Washington.
- Spring '09