Dissertation: “Social Isolation, Drug Use and Gambling Problems in 10-17 Year Olds”

Principal Investigator: Nathan Smith, University of Florida

Awarded $2,000 in 2019

Aim:  The aim of this analysis is to describe the relationship between social isolation, gambling participation and gambling problems in children aged 10-17. This includes providing data on prevalence rates of gambling participation, age of gambling onset, and prevalence of gambling problems. Finally, the study will attempt to address if gambling disorder behaves more similar to socially encouraged addictive behaviors such as alcohol use or more similar to isolationary addictive behaviors such as opioid misuse.

Year: 2019
Type: Project Grants