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Make the right choices in life

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:50 am
by horrorfan
Youth are now gambling before using drugs, smoking or drinking. The problem is that these adolescents often are not educated on the dangers of gambling. They hear about the dangers of drugs use, alcohol abuse and smoking but rarely is the topic of gambling introduced to them. The truth is that gambling can have the same devastating effects as substance abuse and can permenantly harm a childs future.

This is why education of our youth is so important. Parents and adults can no longer afford to look at gambling among youth as a safe alternative. They need to know the dangers it can lead to such as financial ruin, relationship problems, legal problems and even suicide.

The good news is the FCCG can help. There are programs available to educate youth about problem gambling and educate adults on how to talk about this subject with youth so that smart choices can be made in the most vital time of their lives. Contact the FCCG at or call 1-888-ADMIT-IT to ask about resources available.