Youth Gambling in Oregon: Data from Oregon Problem Gambling Services

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From Oregon Problem Gambling Services' summary of youth gambling data as compiled in the 2010 Oregon Student Wellness Survey. For more information, visit http://www.preventionlane.org/gambling (Lane County) and http://www.problemgamblingprevention.org (Oregon & beyond).

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Youth Gambling in Oregon: Data from Oregon Problem Gambling Services

  1. 1. Youth Gambling in Oregon & Lane County Prevention Program EffortsFor information in Lane County, contact:Julie Hynes, MA, CPSLane County Prevention ProgramJulie.Hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928www.preventionlane.org/gambling For more information and other resources, contact: Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 1
  2. 2. Youth Gambling: One Component ofProblem Behaviors For more information and other resources, contact: Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 2
  3. 3. Past 30-Day Activities, Student Wellness Survey, 2010 Gambling, substance use, and mental health among Oregon youth, 2010 Grade 6 Grade 8 Grade 11 50 45.4 38.2 38.2 40 36.3 Percentage 30 24.3 22.5 21 22.1 23.4 20 17.7 14.3 12.4 8.1 8.9 8.2 10 6.7 6.1 4.8 2 2.4 2.7 0 Gambling Alcohol Binge Marijuana Cigarettes Depression Psychological distressThis graph shows that gambling is the most commonly risk behavior among youth in Oregon, yet it is not on the radar screen of mostpeople. Often teachers or parents will say “we just don’t see it”, when problem gambling prevention talks address this issue—eventhough they don’t see it, it is clearly happening and generally without guidance or parameters set by parents, teachers or others. For more information and other resources, contact: Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 3
  4. 4. What’s Increasing the Most?Many of the risk behaviors of concern are decreasing over time, while youth gambling is significantly increasing. More attention needsto be paid to this important and emerging risk behavior, particularly when you view it in terms of the correlation between youthgambling and these other, more well known, behaviors—the next series of slides will shed some light on this. For more information and other resources, contact: Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 4
  5. 5. Youth Gambling and other Addictive Behaviors For more information and other resources, contact: Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 5
  6. 6. Youth Gambling and Other Risky Behaviors Percent of youth who attempted suicide in the past year 30% 25% Percentage 20% 15% 11.3% 9.0% 10% 7.2% 5.0% 5% 0% Grade 8 Grade 11 Percent of youth that attempted suicide in the past year Did not bet/gamble more than wanted to 30% 25% Bet/gambled more than 21.0% 18.6% wanted toPercentage 20% 15% 10.1% 10% 8.0% Youth who reported gambling more than they wanted to (a 5% For more information and sign ofresources, contact: possible other a gambling problem) also reported higher rates Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928suicide in the past year than students who of having attempted | www.preventionlane.org 0% did not bet more than they wanted to. Grade 8 Grade 11 6
  7. 7. For more information and other resources, contact:Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 7
  8. 8. For more information and other resources, contact:Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 8
  9. 9. Most Parents Believe: For more information and other resources, contact: Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 9
  10. 10. For more information and other resources, contact:Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 10
  11. 11. www.preventionlane.org For more information and other resources, contact: Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 11
  12. 12. How Can We Help You? For more information and other resources, contact: Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 12
  13. 13. Know that Help is Free! For more information and other resources, contact: Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us | 541.682.3928 | www.preventionlane.org 13

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