Many aspects of problem behaviors emerge during adolescence. Compared with adults or those younger, adolescents are more likely to take drugs and take risks. Adolescence itself has been called a “time-limited disorder.”
While gambling for most youth is an infrequent and inconsequential pastime, there is a small percentage of adolescents who gamble frequently and experience problems associated with their gambling.
Download this fact sheet to learn more about gambling behaviors and gambling disorders in youth populations.