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Study Links Gambling to Substance Abuse

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 5th November 2004 9:22pm
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Scientific evidence has shown alcohol and gambling have a relationship that goes beyond Miller High Life's sponsorship of the World Series of Poker.

Yale researchers found those who begin gambling at an early age are more likely than both non-gamblers and adult-onset gamblers to engage in alcohol and drug use. They are also more likely to suffer from depression, according to the researchers' report published in the November Archives of General Psychiatry.

"The study we did looked at the psychiatric correlates of gambling," said Wendy Lynch, head researcher for the Women and Addictive Disorders Research Core at Yale. "We found that adolescent gamblers were more likely to have problems with drugs and alcohol and with depression.


[ Cocktails? - Ed ]



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