Problem gambling in europe challenges prevention and interventions
Problem Gambling in Europe. Challenges, Prevention, and Interventions. Edited by Gerhard Meyer, University of Bremen, Germany. Tobias Hayer, University of Bremen, Germany. Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom. As a leisure activity, gambling dates back to ancient times. Problem Gambling in Europe: Challenges, prevention, and interventions Article in International Gambling Studies 9(2) · August with 11 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Alex Blaszczynski. Problem Gambling in Europe Challenges, Prevention, and Interventions Edited by Gerhard Meyer University of Bremen, Germany on responsible gambling and the development and implementation of several prevention programs on problem gambling. Since October , he has worked as a consultant for Podium Problem Gambling in Europe - Challenges.
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Regulations under this law define the minimum professional and physical conditions required for obtaining a licence. Improvements in quality of life will also be felt as a result of reducing their consumption of addictive substances. Public awareness and media campaigns on drugs and alcohol prevention are implemented across the country, to promote attitudes and a social climate that do not tolerate substance abuse. The jackpot and the second prize are shared between all participating countries on a pari-mutuel basis, and all contribute to the prize fund for these two tiers. Should the driver refuse to be tested, he or she will be presumed to be under the influence of drugs which includes alcohol.
The law defines IADA's functions and areas of responsibility. IADA's main role is to formulate national policies, and to coordinate the activities of all government ministries, offices and NGOs related to drugs and alcohol. Last updated: Friday, June 17, This summary was prepared by Yossi Harel-Fisch, Ph.
The content of this summary does not necessarily reflect the official opinions of the European Union. This set of surveys includes several ongoing periodic population surveys covering the various target populations:. Israel Drug and Alcohol Epidemiology Survey: A representative sample of the population aged 18—40, carried out every four years from to From the survey will be carried out every two years and will select a representative sample of the population aged 18— The most recent survey was conducted in The questionnaire includes 30 items on recent exposure to drug and alcohol prevention campaigns and activities, changes in attitudes, exposure to new substances, and any other ad hoc issue related to drugs and alcohol prevention for which timely information is required.
According to the latest Drug and Alcohol Epidemiological Survey among adults aged 18—40, cannabis is the most prevalent drug in Israel. Lifetime prevalence for herbal cannabis was quite similar to cannabis resin, at about In some 7.
In some 6. In the prevalence of cannabis resin use in the last 30 days was 4. The second most prevalent drug used in was ecstasy, with lifetime prevalence was 4. Lifetime prevalence of LSD was 3. This is a slight increase for both drugs from , when ecstasy was 0. Last month prevalence of both remained stable in at 0. In lifetime prevalence for cocaine use was 2.
Vikinglotto started in  and was the first of its kind in Europe. Tickets can be purchased from authorised retailers in each of the nine participating countries, or online. For every line, or combination, a player enters into the draw, they must select six main numbers which can be any distinct integers from 1 to Then they must also pick one bonus number, known as the Viking number, from between 1 and 8.
In the past, players had to select two additional numbers Lucky Numbers but these were replaced by the Viking number in May During the draw, six main numbers are drawn from 1 - 48 and the additional Viking number is drawn from a separate pool of 1 - 8.
As the Viking number is drawn from a different pool, the same number could appear twice in a single draw - once as a main number and once as the Viking number. The jackpot and the second prize are shared between all participating countries on a pari-mutuel basis, and all contribute to the prize fund for these two tiers.
Smaller prizes are determined at a national level, using the remaining funds from ticket sales. This arrangement is different from EuroMillions where all prize categories are common to all participating countries. Lithuania offer the most prize tiers, with eight different ways to win. The lowest prize in this country is awarded for matching just two main numbers.
Sweden offers the fewest chances to win with just five prize tiers available. Players here must match at least three main numbers to earn a prize.
The following Bible Study is by Dr. Robert J. The United States of America has entered into a love affair with gambling. Twenty seven states have casinos and several others are on the verge of legalization along with the lotteries, bingo games, card rooms and para-mutual betting already in existence. In U. Many cash-strapped states see it as a way to increase revenue without raising taxes. Local economies also welcome the gaming industry because of the jobs that are provided.
But what are the effects on families, on individuals, and on society itself? The effects, I believe, are deep and far-reaching. First of all, gambling promotes covetousness. It tempts people with the possibility of easy riches. Second, gambling wastes money. Some may have an abundance and not miss the losses. However, multitudes do not have it to spare. According to a recent article in U. It could be argued that the money would be spent foolishly some other way were it not for the casinos, but we do not know that.
Undoubtedly, there are families going without the necessities of life because mom or dad have been deluded into thinking they are going to strike it rich. Third, gambling is addictive.
In the same U. News and World Report article referred to earlier, Sociologist Rachel Volberg found that four years after the state of Iowa legalized riverboat gambling, the number of problem gamblers had tripled.
And stories of ruined credit, bankruptcies, theft and even suicide are numerous. Fourth, gambling attracts the criminal element. The U. News and World Report article says that towns with casinos have experienced an upsurge of crime at the same time that crime as a whole was dropping in the rest of the nation. A survey revealed that crime rose 5.