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Could the problem be gambling?
The Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program (IPGAP) is a project funded by the Indiana Division of Mental Health Addiction, with funds through the Indiana Problem Gamblers' Assistance Fund, to raise the awareness of problem gambling and promote treatment options in Indiana. This project is being led by the Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC).
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Beginning in the fall of 2006, a problem gambling prevention component was added to Afternoons ROCK in Indiana, an afterschool substance abuse prevention program targeting youth ages 10-14. The afterschool program is in its 10 th year and reaches over 14,000 Indiana youth annually. The gambling prevention component was added in response to the increasing opportunities for gambling in the state of Indiana.
Problem gambling is gambling behavior which causes disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational. The term "Problem Gambling" includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as "Pathological", or "Compulsive" Gambling, a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, "chasing" losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences. (from National Council on Problem Gambling)
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