In the UK, it is estimated that around 350,000 people are suffering from a gambling addiction. It is now easier than ever before to gamble, with a huge number of online betting shops enabling people to gamble 24 hours a day. Every year over 7 billion pounds is spent on gambling.
If a gambling problem is left to fester, debts can spiral out of control and people can become withdrawn, depressed and even suicidal!
Here is a story that can help us discuss this important social issue with young people.