The Problem Gambling Prevention Program aims to reduce problem gambling behaviors and the development of gambling addiction among youth living within Jackson County. One primary goal of the program is to increase awareness of disordered gambling and to educate the community about how to gamble responsibly.
According to the 2014 Oregon Student Wellness Survey, 36% of eighth graders in Jackson County say they have participated in some type of gambling in the last 30 days. Additionally, nearly 5% of Jackson County eighth graders are showing signs of problem gambling which puts them at risk of developing a serious gambling problem. For many people gambling is a social activity and can be done without negative consequence. However, for some (about 1 in every 37 adults) gambling will become a problem that can be uncontrollable. Being aware and setting limits is key to prevention.
Resources & Links
Oregon Problem Gambling Resource
Problem Gambling Prevention Lane County
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling